Mission The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is an independent research institution dedicated to accelerating the pace at which the world conquers disease. Our Mission Read about the Broad Mission Priorities The Broad Institute pursues high-impact projects focused on major human diseases. Donor Impact Private philanthropy has played a critical role at the Broad Institute from the very beginning. Turning IBD Genetics into Therapies There is no cure for inflammatory bowel disease. The Broad Institute is trying to change that. Harnessing our own defenses against cancer Using a patient’s genetic information to tailor treatment is central to genomic medicine, and nowhere the approach made a greater impact than in cancer. Meet the Broad's Food Allergy Director Scientists understand very little about the basic biology of food allergy—and the Broad seeks to change that.