Broad Institute, Calico collaborate on aging
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has entered into a partnership with Calico around the biology and genetics of aging and early-stage drug discovery. The partnership will support several efforts at the Broad Institute to advance the understanding of age-related diseases and to propel the translation of these findings into new therapeutics.
Calico is the Google-backed life sciences company led by Arthur D. Levinson, Ph.D., former chairman and CEO of Genentech, and Hal V. Barron, M.D., former executive vice president and chief medical officer of Genentech. The Broad Institute will pursue shared goals with Calico by leveraging the Institute's deep genetics and biology experience and novel drug-discovery tools.