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Research Highlights:
Genomics

Broad Genomics has become the largest producer of human genomic information in the world. Currently producing genomic data at a rate of one 30X human whole genome every 12 minutes, the group has processed more than 1.5 million samples from more than 1400 groups in over 50 countries.

Press Releases and News Stories

Time to light the FireCloud
The Broad Cancer Genome Analysis group and Data Science Platform's suite of TCGA data and cancer genome analysis tools is open for evaluation.

In search of a tell tale sign
By scouring the genomes of a mysterious, blood vessel-hugging brain tumor in children, researchers unearth a single mutation that helps unlock its biology.

The beauty of imbalance
Every day, every cell in the body picks up one or two genetic mutations. Luckily, cells have a whole battery of strategies for fixing these errors.

Microbiome genes on the move
Largest metagenomic view of the developing world uncovers “mobile genes” that reveal how culture shapes the human microbiome

GA4GH presents vision, model for genomic and clinical data sharing
In today’s Science, the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) calls for a federated data ecosystem for sharing genomic and clinical data.

 

External content

Vanderbilt, working with Verily and Broad Institute, receives grant award from NIH Precision Medicine Initiative to drive data collection, storage, and analysis
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.

Broad Institute Aids White House's Precision Medicine InitiativeBroad Institute partners with the White House on a major data gathering process to begin collecting and sharing health care information from one million volunteers.

Broad Institute Named As One Of Two National Genome Characterization Centers
As part of a pioneering five-year project supported by the National Cancer Institute to characterize the genomic changes found in tumors, the Broad Institute will sequence patient tumors to accelerate the development of effective treatments to fight cancer.

National Human Genome Research Institute funds centers for common and rare diseases at Baylor College of Medicine
Broad Institute will play a major role in the newly announced National Human Genome Research Institute DNA sequencing programs designed to understand the genomics of both common and rare diseases.

 

Video

Harnessing genomics to decipher fundamental differences
In her 2012 Midsummer Nights' Science lecture, Stacey Gabriel discusses the implications of using sequencing techniques to compare DNA from cancerous cells to normal cells, from one person to another, and from humans to other animals.