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    Rewriting DNA to Understand What it Says

    Prof. Eran Segal and his team have developed a technology that significantly advances our ability to understand the language of DNA. Currently, understanding what we ""read"" in DNA is like ""trying to understand a foreign language just by listening to it being spoken.""

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    Uncovering the Genome's Regulatory Code

    Weizmann's Dr. Ido Amit and a team of scientists have made advances in understanding the regulatory code. The group developed a new, automated method for mapping protein-DNA interactions that may lead to advances in personalized medicine.

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    Executive Suite: Leemor Joshua-Tor

    Newsday interviews Weizmann-educated Leemor Joshua-Tor, who made major breakthroughs with her discoveries about gene silencing and its role in fighting viruses and diseases. Now at prestigious Cold Spring Harbor Lab, her work is critical and creative enough to pull in major, high-profile grants, even in this era of deep cuts to science funding.

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    These Foods Speed Up Circadian Rhythm And Increase Lifespan

    As we age, our biological clocks wind down – but why? Weizmann's Dr. Gad Asher has found a link between the clocks and a group of metabolites called polyamines. Found in many foods, polyamines could help us fight aging. reports on the research and a polyamine-laden diet, including soybeans, corn, green peas, blue cheese.

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    Eran Segal: Computing Expression

    Dr. Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute took a unique path to the field of computational biology. The Scientist magazine reports on the models Dr. Segal has designed to answer biologic questions. 

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    Weizmann Professor is Not Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

    The Jerusalem Post reports on the Weizmann Institute's Prof. Edna Mozes, who has developed a promising experimental drug that could help half of the almost 5 million people suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus. Women comprise 90 percent of those with lupus – Latin for ""wolf,"" due to a distinctive facial rash. There is currently no cure.

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    A Biotech Tale: The Israeli Scientist Who is Waging War on Cancer

    Mickey Kertesz, who received his doctorate in computational biology from the Weizmann Institute's Feinberg Graduate School, has co-founded a startup that has streamlined DNA-sequencing techniques. He believes the technology will change the battlefield on which scientists fight diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and depression.

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    Of Mice and Men: Researchers Find Differences in Cell Development

    The <em>Los Angeles Times</em> reports on Dr. Jacob Hanna's discovery of a method for creating human primordial germ cells. Critically, the work also revealed that, in experiments, mice aren't necessarily the best substitutes for humans; in fact, the human cell results were significantly different from those with mice.