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    Sense for Scents Traced Down to Genes

    Research by a New Zealand scientist indicates that genes influence how we perceive odors, which could lead to ""personalized"" scents and flavors. As quoted in Nature, Weizmann's Prof. Doron Lancet says, ""For 20 years I've been saying that … knowing the genetic consistency of a person, it could be possible to design a smell that's suited to them.""

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    Sharing Mother's Stress in the Womb Leaves Children Prone to Depression

    Weizmann's Prof. Alon Chen and colleagues in the U.K. have discovered a key part of the placenta that protects the fetus from the mother's high stress hormones; however, when this element doesn't work, the child is more prone to anxiety and depression. As The Telegraph reports, a diagnostic test could identify at-risk children.

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    Israeli/American Research Identifies Two Gene Mutations

    A team including Prof. Doron Lancet of the Weizmann Institute and researchers from Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and Duke University in North Carolina identified, for the first time, the genetic mutations responsible for two serious neurological disorders that affect Iranian and Buhkaran infants and children.

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    The Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine

    Personalized medicine is about people, and in this video, people talk about personalized medicine – specifically, the Weizmann Institute's Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine (G-INCPM). The G-INCPM is ramping up operations, filling its labs, ushering us into the future of medicine. Listen to the Grands, other philanthropists, Institute leadership, and scientists discuss the G-INCPM and its importance.

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    The Genomics Revolution: The Importance of Next-Gen Instrumentation

    Prof. Doron Lancet, Head of the Crown Human Genome Center, and Dr. Daniela Amann-Zalcenstein, Head of High-Throughput Sequencing, explain the importance of next-generation high-throughput sequencing technology for genetics research, with thanks for support from Chicago's Crown family and the American Committee's New York Region.

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Scientific Advancement, Prof. Eytan Domany

    Speaking at the Partners in Scientific Advancement session, the entertaining Prof. Eytan Domany provides an overview of modern genomic research, which began with the deciphering of the human genome in 2001 – a monumental feat that immediately led to big excitement, big data, and big hope for medicine, and led him to leave physics, his longtime field of research.

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    Lighting Up the Mechanisms of Brain Disease

    In Issue No. 47 of Weizmann Views, serendipity leads Dr. Ofer Yizhar to his life’s work: pioneering the remarkable new field of optogenetics. Optogenetics combines optics – the branch of physics concerned with light – and genetics to offer previously unimaginable new ways of studying the brain. Dr. Yizhar's work has particular import for the understanding of autism.

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    Gene Analysis Adds Layers to Understanding How Our Livers Function

    Our livers perform a host of vital functions, including clearing our bodies of toxins and producing most of the carrier proteins in our blood. Weizmann researchers have now shown that the liver’s amazing multitasking capacity is due at least in part to a clever division of labor among its cells. In fact, they say, “We’ve found that liver cells can be divided into at least nine different types, each specializing in its own tasks.”