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Molecular Genetics

Prof. Leo Sachs

Nearly fifty years of research have taught Prof. Leo Sachs to expect the unexpected

The origin of life, as shown by a simulated model based on lipid evolution

A new model suggests that life may have originated in lipid assemblies

Prof. Yoram Groner in his lab, as seen by cartoonist Michel Kishka

Weizmann Institute contributions to the Human Genome Project are helping unravel the cause of Down syndorme...

Scientists At The Weizmann Institute Propose A New Theory To The Mystery Of The Origin Of Life

Prof. Doron Lancet of the Molecular Genetics Department and his students, developed a model, suggesting a new...

Protein Teamwork Drives Damaged Cells To Self-Destruct
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have recently deciphered part of the cellular events underlying apoptosis --...
Prof. Yosef Shaul
Prof. Yosef Shaul wanted to be a scientist since his childhood in Iran
How the Nose Knows

Smell receptors in our nose have a small "keyhole" whose shape can be altered to accept new odor molecules

How the Nose Knows
Whether sniffing flowers, fresh-baked bread or the fumes of a passing automobile, the human olfactory system is an...
Life's Twists and Turns
Communication between physicists and biologists is leading to new insights into DNA...