The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, referred to as the Broad Institute, is a biomedical and genomic research center located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The institute is independently governed and supported as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization under the name Broad Institute Inc., and is partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and the five Harvard teaching hospitals.
Areas of Focus
The Broad Institute is committed to meeting the most critical challenges in biology and medicine. Broad scientists pursue a wide variety of projects that cut across scientific disciplines and institutions. Collectively, these projects aim to:
> Assemble a complete picture of the molecular components of life.
> Define the biological circuits that underlie cellular responses.
> Uncover the molecular basis of major inherited diseases.
> Unearth all the mutations that underlie different cancer types.
> Discover the molecular basis of major infectious diseases.
> Transform the process of therapeutic discovery and development.