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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A genomic analysis of modern and ancient maize reveals a complicated domestication history, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: MYRF variant linked to congenital diaphragmatic hernia, analysis of the "dragon's blood" red resin produced by traditional medicine plants, and more.

CNBC reports that half of academic researchers leave after about five years.

Researchers have used genetic analysis to confirm a new type of salamander, the New York Times reports.