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. 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. Tackling diabetes risk in Latin America Rates of type 2 diabetes are on the rise throughout the world. But Latin American countries carry a disproportionately heavy burden. Exploring the Genetic Origins of IBD Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic, debilitating illnesses. Scientists still lack a complete picture of how and why they develop.