Editing the genome with high precision
January 3, 2013New method allows scientists to insert multiple genes in specific locations, delete defective genes.
Weapon-wielding marine microbes may protect populations from foes
September 6, 2012In some populations, natural antibiotics are produced by a few individuals whose closest relatives carry genes conferring resistance.
Researchers identify biochemical functions for most of the human genome
September 5, 2012New map provides a reference for interpreting function of disease-associated regions.
Data mining without prejudice
December 16, 2011A new technique for finding relationships between variables in large datasets makes no prior assumptions about what those relationships might be.
Analysis of 29 mammals reveals genomic ‘dark matter’
October 13, 2011Genomic comparison offers a new map for charting human disease and biology.
Five from MIT win NIH grants
September 20, 2011Grants support biomedical research that will ‘challenge the status quo’ with risk-taking, innovative ideas.
Science school for judges
September 20, 2011MIT and the Broad Institute open their doors to the judicial community for a workshop at the intersection of science and the law.
5 from MIT win NIH awards
September 30, 2010The grants are designed to promote risky, innovative research with the potential to transform a field of study.
Awards and honors: Nov. 4, 2009
November 4, 2009Hockfield, Lander, Rivest and Han win awards