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Molecular Genetics

Molecule Mechanic

Attaching a microscopic bead to a four-way DNA  junction enables scientists to catch a molecular motor in action

A Matter of Taste

"Optional"  genes might explain our differences in taste and smell perception

Call in the Taste Tailors

Why taste and smell differ among individuals – and how industry may profit

Newly Uncovered Genes
Two newly-discovered genes could help scientists understand how cancer progresses and the genetic basis of anemia
How Humans Lost Their Scents
In at least one type of endeavor, humans can’t even begin to compete with their best friends. Dogs can be trained...
Gene Responsible For Anemia (Type CDA-1) Discovered

A rare type of the disease found mainly in Bedouins may provide insight into anemia

Left to right: Drs. Nili Avidan, Tzviya Olender and Edna Ben-Asher.

Scientists identify a gene causing a familial heart condition in a Bedouin community

Israeli Scientists Discover Gene Responsible For Hereditary Muscle Disease Prevalent Among Jews Of Persian Descent
Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science and from Hadassah University Hospital have identified the gene that in its...
Prof. Jeffrey Gerst (left) and Michael Marash

Studies of secretion in yeast cells yield insight into human disease processes

Prof. Adi Kimchi

Weizmann scientists reveal a gene for activating a suicide program in cells that are on their way to becoming cancerous