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Saturday, September 06, 2008

$400m endowment for Broad Institute

Carey Goldberg, $400m gift makes center on genomics permanent, The Boston Globe, September 5, 2008.
A record-setting $400 million gift announced yesterday will provide financial permanence for the Broad Institute, a Cambridge genomics research center that in just four years has become a worldwide leader in the effort to unravel the genetic basis of diseases. ...

[S]ince its inception, it has been "a leading partner in this whole landscape of developing genomic resources that we really do think has already revolutionized our understanding of biology," said Dr. Alan Guttmacher, acting director of the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Broad Institute researchers have "worked very well with others, which is very important," he said, and the institute has also been a strong advocate of the idea of free and open access to research results. "The Broad has been a real proponent of that view, and lived up to it," said Guttmacher, whose federal agency helps fund much of the Broad's research. ...
See also our past posts on the Broad Institute.