Press Releases

The Broad Institute only issues press releases relative to major scientific findings and events. Below is a chronological archive of past releases.
  • 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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  • Broad Institute teams up with AWS, Cloudera, Google, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft to enable cloud-based access to the Genome Analysis Toolkit, simplifying genomic research

    April 5th, 2016
    Collaborations to expand access to GATK as a cloud-based service; Broad will continue to offer GATK as a direct download for on-premise use
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  • Feng Zhang receives 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award

    March 22nd, 2016
    Broad/MIT scientist among five honored as pioneers of CRISPR-Cas9 system
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