Press Releases

The Broad Institute only issues press releases relative to major scientific findings and events. Below is a chronological archive of past releases.
  • Innovative “genotype first” approach uncovers protective factor for heart disease

    July 31st, 2014
    Broad researchers and colleagues gain genetic insights through study of Finns
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  • $650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research

    July 22nd, 2014
    The Broad Institute today announced an unprecedented commitment of $650 million from philanthropist Ted Stanley aimed at galvanizing scientific research on psychiatric disorders and bringing new treatments based on molecular understanding to hundreds of millions of people around the world.
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  • International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia

    July 21st, 2014
    Genes, pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment
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  • Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer

    July 9th, 2014
    TCGA finds mutations in a key cancer-causing pathway, expanding targets for existing drugs
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  • Scientists identify additional challenges in KRAS-driven cancers

    June 19th, 2014
    Cancers driven by – and dependent on – the potent mutated cancer gene KRAS have an especially poor prognosis, and three decades of scientific attempts have failed to produce drugs that can attack KRAS and halt the tumors’ runaway growth.
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