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. From DNA To Big Data Genomics is producing unprecedented amounts of data. Now, a new center launched by the Broad and Intel® aims to turn that data into discoveries. Video: A Collaborative Scientific Community The Broad Institute brings passionate, multi-disciplinary researchers under one roof to solve some of biomedicine's biggest challenges. The Muscle Detectives Broad scientists are hunting down the genes behind rare muscle diseases—and providing families with hope.