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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Structure of key CRISPR complex revealed

Researchers from the Broad Institute and MIT have teamed up with colleagues from the University of Tokyo to form the first high definition picture of the Cas9 complex – a key part of the CRISPR-Cas system used by scientists ...

dateFeb 13, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Single-cell sequencing

When studying any kind of population—people or cells—averaging is a useful, if flawed, form of measurement. According to the US Census Bureau, the average American household size in 2010 was 2.59. Of ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Functional genomics gets tiny

A little more than a decade ago, researchers discovered an ancient mechanism that cells use to silence genes. Like a dimmer switch turning down a light, RNA interference (RNAi) dials down gene activity in ...

dateMay 17, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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The machinery of chromatin regulation

Ten years after the human genome was first published, researchers have found new clues into the machinery that influences gene function. The team, led by Bradley Bernstein, an associate professor of pathology ...

dateDec 23, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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First lizard genome sequenced

(PhysOrg.com) -- The green anole lizard is an agile and active creature, and so are elements of its genome. This genomic agility and other new clues have emerged from the full sequencing of the lizard's genome ...

dateAug 31, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Epigenomic findings illuminate veiled variants

Genes make up only a tiny percentage of the human genome. The rest, which has remained measurable but mysterious, may hold vital clues about the genetic origins of disease. Using a new mapping strategy, a collaborative team ...

dateMar 23, 2011 in Genetics
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Cracking open a cell biology mystery

Two billion years ago somewhere in the primordial soup, one of our single-cell ancestors made a quick lunch out of another. But, in a moment of evolutionary serendipity, the would-be prey worked out a "win-win" symbiotic ...

dateAug 09, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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