The Broad Institute is "biology, super-sized," says the Boston Globe's Carolyn Johnson in her profile of the institute. The center's approach to learning about disease is a example of how to use DNA sequencing to "change science and medicine," she adds. The Broad was founded in 2003 with the ultimate goal of abolishing diseases like diabetes, cancer, and even schizophrenia. Hundreds of millions of dollars — from government and private donors — have already been spent in the pursuit of those goals, Johnson says. "People come here because it is a playground for scientists. They have access to capabilities and expertise that they don't necessarily have access to ... in their own lab and maybe not even at their own institution," Steven Carr tells the Globe.
Broad Institute in the Spotlight
Jan 04, 2011