Weizmann Institute

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.

Probiotics

In a pair of studies, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers examined the effect of probiotics on healthy gut microbiomes and ones treated with antibiotics.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: AMD risk allele is protective against choroidal thickening, p53 transcriptional program is altered in cancer-associated fibroblasts, and more.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic nurture influences educational attainment, and more.

NRGene's software will be used to assemble the 12GB wild emmer wheat genome

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an international team led by investigators at Columbia and Yale Universities unveiled previously unknown risk loci for IgA nephropathy, a kidney condi

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rosetta Genomics announced today that it has begun collaborating with Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science on the development of new methods for the preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries for small RNAs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Weizmann Institute of Science has received a $50 million donation to fund operations at the new Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine (INCPM), which is located at the Weizmann campus in Rehovot, Israel.

Name:
Eytan Domany
Position:
Professor, physics of complex systems, Weizmann Institute of Science

A team of researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science said its approach, which found that protein-drug dynamics in multi-drug combinations can be predicted based on the dynamics in pairs of drugs, could be a way "to bypass the combinatorial explosion problem of research on drug combinations."

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.