The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT has received a $32.5 million grant to support a new collaborative effort focused on deciphering how human cells are wired.
The grant from the Boston-based Klarman Family Foundation will allow scientists to expand the understanding of how biological decisions are made in health and disease, paving the way for major treatment breakthroughs.
The Klarman Cell Observatory will foster groundbreaking discoveries and technological advances in cell circuit research. It will continue to propel advances in the experimental and computational methods needed to understand cell circuitry, and establish their broad applicability by studying a variety of cell types.
The Broad Institute was launched in 2004 in the wake the Human Genome Project to tackle some of the world's toughest health problems.
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