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Embryonic development

(l-r) Dr. Benjamin Friedrich, Prof. Samuel Safran, Dr. Yair Shokef and Elon Langbeheim. Looking underneath

Developing cells “feel” what is underneath and take shape accordingly

Dr. Karina Yaniv. New growth

Dr. Karina Yaniv is overturning accepted theories on blood and lymph vessel formation.

Lymphatic system of an adult zebrafish, from the lab of Dr. Karina Yaniv

It has been called a mystery and a miracle. It is truly a process so complex that we’re just beginning to tease apart the...

Mouse embryo skeleton showing sites of initial bone formation (stained red) and cartilage (green and blue), which will later be replaced by bone
Do developing organs give each other directions?
Dr. Gil Levkowitz.
See-through zebrafish embryos let scientists see into such processes as brain...
Dr. Avraham Yaron. sensory neuron guidance system

Dr. Avraham Yaron asks how our nervous systems get wired

(l-r) Prof. Naama Barkai, Prof. Ben-Zion Shilo and Danny Ben-Zvi. All in proportion

Weizmann scientists revisit an 80-year-old experiment to see how embryos regulate organ growth

(l-r) Elisha Nathan, Ariel Rinon, Libbat Tirosh and Dr. Eldad Tzahor. Heart and face
Heart and face muscles have a surprising common origin
(l-r) Shari Carmon, Dr. Vera Shinder, Prof. Ben-Zion Shilo, Rada Massarwa and Dr. Eyal Schejter. Unraveling cell fusion
Embryonic cells must merge to form muscle fiber