Broad Institute News

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a biomedical and genomic research center known for its collaborative approach to science. Founded in 2004, the institute emerged from a decade of research collaborations among MIT, Harvard University, and its affiliated hospitals, and was established with a significant donation from philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. The Broad Institute’s mission is to dramatically accelerate the understanding and treatment of disease. The organization brings together a broad range of scientific disciplines, including biology, chemistry, medicine, and computational science, to tackle complex challenges in biomedicine. It is particularly renowned for its work in genomics, having contributed significantly to the Human Genome Project and continuing to lead in areas such as genome sequencing, cancer research, and the development of therapies for genetic diseases. The Broad Institute also fosters open sharing of tools and data, setting a standard for collaborative scientific research.