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Molecular Genetics


Weizmann Institute of Science researchers discover a new neuroprotective pathway

Mitochondria (red) gather around the nucleus (green) as seen under a fluorescence microscope

A new study reveals a novel molecular tethering machinery that allows mitochondria and the nucleus to exchange goods and valuable information


Weizmann Institute scientists disclose comprehensive evidence that life may have originated with lipid nano-scale particles

Mouse embryo with integrated human cells that contribute to its development

Prof. Jacob Hanna’s method for growing mouse embryos outside the womb was shortlisted for Science’s Breakthrough of the Year. Another study from...

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The secrets of “professional secretor” cells: how they stay in shape

The nucleus of a fruit fly larva’s muscle cell. The long chains of DNA (red) are attached to the nuclear lamina (green) – the inner layer of the nuclear membrane

A novel imaging method reveals a surprising arrangement of DNA in the cell’s nucleus

Gene editing. Image: Shutterstock

Newly discovered editing rule may be exploited to correct genetic defects

A mouse embryo grown for 6 days outside the uterus is stained at the end point (day 11) for markers of development

The method is set to reveal the hidden first stages of embryonic development – from a tiny ball of cells to organ growth