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People in the News: Jan 13, 2012 (rev. 1)

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Knome has tapped Yaniv Erlich to serve on its scientific advisory board.

Erlich is a principal investigator at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include developing new algorithms for analyzing high-throughput sequencing data and detecting disease genes. His lab is currently working on a compressed sensing approach for identify rare genetic variations.

Erlich received a bachelor's degree from Tel-Aviv University at Israel and his PhD from the Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.


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