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Hannah Robbins, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Press releases / 04.26.17
Findings underscore need for screening methods to improve safety of promising experimental treatmentsRead more
Quadrato et al./Nature 2017
Press releases / 04.26.17
Single-cell analysis of human brain organoids cultured for more than nine months reveals novel neuron diversity, maturation, and responsiveness — suggesting potential use for modeling brain development and neuropsychiatric disease.Read more
Lauren Solomon, Broad Communications
Press releases / 04.19.17
Broad Institute scientists deploy RNA sequencing to nail down disease-causing gene mutations in patients for whom genetic analysis failed to return a diagnosis. The study demonstrates the power of RNA sequencing to augment standard diagnostic tools in the clinic.Read more
Susanna M. Hamilton, Broad Communications
Press releases / 04.13.17
A team of scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science at MIT, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has adapted a CRISPR protein that targets RNA (rather than DNA) as a rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive diagnostic tool with the potential for a transformative effect on research and global public health.Read more
Lauren Solomon, Broad Communications
Press releases / 04.12.17
The Human Genome Project mapped nearly 20,000 genes; now, researchers have identified individuals with natural gene-disrupting mutations (so-called “human knockouts”) and systematically studied the biological consequences. The project provides a framework for using naturally-occurring genetic variation to gain insight into the function of each gene in the human genome.Read more