Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

The Broad Institute is a genomic medicine research center located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Although it is independently governed and supported as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization, the institute is formally affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and its affiliated hospitals. The faculty and staff of the Broad Institute include physicians, geneticists, and molecular, chemical, and computational biologists.

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Broad Institute scientists and administrators are currently located in three buildings: 7 Cambridge Center, 5 Cambridge Center and 320 Charles Street in Cambridge, MA.
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New breast cancer genetic alterations discovered

Breast cancer is not a single disease, but a collection of diseases with dozens of different mutations that crop up with varying frequency across different breast cancer subtypes. Deeper exploration of the genetic changes ...

Jun 20, 2012
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LITE illuminates new way to study the brain

For core faculty member Feng Zhang's lab, nature offers up the raw ingredients needed to control brain cells and understand the brain's wiring. Since joining the Broad Institute and McGovern Institute for Brain Research in ...

Jul 24, 2013
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Taking immune cells for a test drive

You're on a crowded subway car and someone nearby sneezes. Influenza viruses shed by your fellow rider are expelled in droplets of saliva that land on you and the person next to you. Two days later, you begin suffering from ...

Mar 17, 2014
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Following the footprints of positive selection

For decades, the human genome could only tell us what we already suspected about the evolution of certain traits. Researchers were able to trace the genetic origin stories of lactose tolerance (as opposed to lactose intolerance), ...

Feb 15, 2013
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Predicting cancer's next move

Research led by Broad senior associate member Levi Garraway and published this week in Nature offers a new approach to studying drug resistance in cancer. The approach helped them identify which biological pathways could ...

Nov 11, 2013
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An ABSOLUTEly new view of the cancer genome

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists hoping to unlock cancer’s secrets face a formidable challenge. Sophisticated research tools have allowed them to peer into the genomes of cancer cells and identify many DNA alterations ...

May 04, 2012
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