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In large datasets, using the right algorithm is crucial

Mathematical proofs help explain why some computer algorithms are better than others for large data streams 

Red, blue, green in nanolenses

Computer designed nanostructures do away with the need for multiple lenses 

self-driving dashboard

How will we know if we can trust machine-written software? A Weizmann alumnus is showing how to test such systems reliably

Bread and Health: A Personal Matter

A new study reveals that there is no difference between the health effects of “wholesome” and white bread

disease chart

New developments in genetic databases will make it easier than ever to identify the molecular basis of disease

Lamarck and Darwin playing chess. Illustration: Maya Shleifer

A new mathematical model demonstrates how “fitness” can emerge within a lifetime

David Harel

If you could smell roses online, should you trust your nose? 

A cross section of a mouse liver lobule under a fluorescence microscope. The middle layer reveals an abundance of messenger RNA molecules (white dots) for the gene encoding hepcidin, the iron-regulating hormone

Tracking gene expression patterns for 20,000 genes in 1,500 cells revealed a mosaic of activities 

gene editing in single cells

A new combined method may finally give scientists a tool fine enough to probe life’s most nuanced processes