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Molecular Genetics

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

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...