Press Releases

The Broad Institute only issues press releases relative to major scientific findings and events. Below is a chronological archive of past releases.
  • Largest collection of human exome sequence data yields unprecedented tool for diagnosing rare disease

    August 17th, 2016
    Deep genetic catalog powers studies of disease and DNA variation
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  • Genetics of type 2 diabetes revealed in unprecedented detail

    July 11th, 2016
    The largest study of its kind into type 2 diabetes has produced the most detailed picture to date of the genetics underlying the condition. More than 300 scientists from 22 countries collaborated on the study, which analysed the genomes of more than 120,000 people with ancestral origins in Europe, South and East Asia, the Americas and Africa.
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  • 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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