News from the Broad

The Broad Institute is committed to open sharing not only of its scientific data and tools, but also information and news about our progress towards achieving our mission. Below are just a few highlights from the Broad scientific community.
  • 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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  • Vanderbilt, working with Verily and Broad Institute, receives grant award from NIH Precision Medicine Initiative to drive data collection, storage, and analysis

    July 7th, 2016
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program has awarded a five-year grant to develop a data platform for collecting, curating, securely storing, and sharing a wide range of health data from a planned million volunteers. The Data and Research Support Center for the project will be led by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine working with Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Verily Life Sciences and...
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  • Broad names David Liu core institute member

    July 1st, 2016
    The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is proud to announce that David Liu has been named a core institute member. Liu, who joined the Broad community in 2005 and was named an institute member in 2014, is also vice-chair of the faculty. He also heads a laboratory that integrates chemistry and evolution to illuminate biology and enable new therapeutics.
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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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