Press Releases

The Broad Institute only issues press releases relative to major scientific findings and events. Below is a chronological archive of past releases.
  • Broad Institute launches initiative to uncover basic science underlying food allergy

    June 22nd, 2016
    Food allergy science initiative will bring leading scientists together to pave way for development of diagnostics, therapeutics
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  • Feng Zhang named 2016 Tang laureate

    June 18th, 2016
    Feng Zhang, a core institute member of the Broad Institute, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, and W. M. Keck Career Development Associate Professor in MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences with a joint appointment in Biological Engineering, has been named a 2016 Tang Prize Laureate in Biopharmaceutical Science for his role in developing the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system and demonstrating...
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  • Direct patient engagement through social media speeds recruitment to cancer research study

    June 4th, 2016
    A crowd-sourcing strategy aimed at accelerating research into metastatic breast cancer has connected advocacy groups, social media, and a dedicated web site to register more than 2,000 patients from all 50 states in its first seven months, say researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
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  • Researchers unlock new CRISPR system for targeting RNA

    June 2nd, 2016
    Discovered in bacteria as viral defense mechanism, researchers program C2c2 to manipulate cellular RNA using CRISPR
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  • First large-scale proteogenomic study of breast cancer provides insight into potential therapeutic targets

    May 25th, 2016
    Building on data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, a multi-institutional team of scientists has completed the first large-scale “proteogenomic” study of breast cancer, linking DNA mutations to protein signaling and helping pinpoint the genes that drive cancer.
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