Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Collaborative organization that brings academics of various disciplines in the scientific community together
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard was launched in 2004 to improve human health by using genomics to advance our understanding of the biology and treatment of human disease, and to help lay the groundwork for a new generation of therapies. The institute was founded to seize the opportunity that arose from the Human Genome Project -- the international effort that successfully deciphered the entire human genetic code. Despite that accomplishment, scientists knew they still lacked a clear understanding of the genetic basis of disease, and how to translate that understanding into more effective prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
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People at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Research Engineer and Data Scientist
Core institute member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
American mathematician and geneticist and Director of the Broad Institute.
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard News
Calico and AbbVie announced early-stage trials for new therapies
Calico - 03-Feb-2021
Clinical trials in progress for potential targets of cancer and neurodegenerative diseasesRead more...
A gene editing tool used to treat progeria in mice
Science Magazine - 06-Jan-2021
Hope to launch a clinical trial in kids soon using this approachRead more...
Scientists go where no gene-editing tool has gone before
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 14-Jul-2020
DddA able to target mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) by splitting in half and hitching a rideRead more...
A gene editing tool to treat mitochondrial mutations
The Scientist - 09-Jul-2020
Derived from bacterial toxin - can make single base pair changesRead more...
Gene editing lowered blood level cholesterol and triglycerides in monkeys
New York Times - 27-Jun-2020
Could prevent not only the complications but the heart disease per se in the futureRead more...
Scientists identify multiple genes responsible for keeping cancer cells alive
Independent - 20-Dec-2019
If combined they can form the largest database of genetic information on cancerRead more...