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.

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