In 2004, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard launched with a mission to improve human health. Since that time, biology and medicine have evolved in astonishing ways, and so have we. Our community now includes more than four thousand scientists, software engineers, and more, with collaborations in more than three dozen countries.
We think the amazing pace of scientific progress is a story worth sharing. In celebration of our 15th anniversary, in 2019 and 2020 we hosted a series of public talks that trace the evolution of key fields of science and medicine over our first 15 years, and look ahead to how these fields might continue to evolve in the future.
We invite you to experience the entire series of Broad@15 talks, and to share them with your family and friends.
In less than a decade, CRISPR has transformed biology and galvanized public debate. But the history of scientists' efforts to edit the DNA of living cells goes back much further. Chemist David Liu and molecular biologist Feng Zhang will explore the ways scientists have turned bacteria's natural immune systems into technologies that allow them to explore and edit the genome with unprecedented power and precision, and the questions these technologies raise.
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