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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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    Scientists Identify a Viral Communication System

    <em>The Scientist</em> reports on research from the lab of Prof. Rotem Sorek, who discovered that viruses leave ""messages"" for other viruses, enabling subsequent generations to decide whether to stay quiet or infect the host. The study has been called ""annoyingly good.""

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    Unraveling the Mysteries of Science and Disease

    Weizmann Prof. Emeritus Michel Revel's long, brilliant career includes co-developing Copaxone® and Rebif®, two of the world's leading MS drugs. At 75, rather than retire, he's still breaking ground: his new biotech firm is developing applications for human embryonic stem cells, aiming to better treat – and cure – diabetes and other diseases.

  • "Trained" bacteria can lead to better biofuels

    <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> reports on the Weizmann Institute discovery that bacteria are not only not dumb, but have the ability to anticipate and plan for events. The research, which owes much to Pavlov's experiments with training dogs, has implications for creating better biofuels, among other options.

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    No Cell Left Behind: Mapping the Human Body

    Imagine walking into the doctor’s office, preparing for the worst. The doctor brings up surgery, vaguely motions to a chart on the wall, and points to certain printed organs. But what if he could show you which cells needed removal, what they looked like, and even why they caused your condition? Scientists may now have the means to determine the precise cellular structure of human organs, which could improve researchers’, doctors’, and patients’ understanding of human diseases.

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    Human Cell Atlas Hopes to Unravel Mysteries Hidden in Our Genes

    A major international project is attempting to create the first comprehensive three-dimensional map of all human cells which could end up revealing secrets about our health and how our bodies function. It is nearly 350 years since scientists first discovered that our bodies are made up of tiny building blocks known as cells. Today we still know very little about their nature, but if we did, we could better understand how our bodies work, how diseases afflict us and how we age. A global project called Human Cell Atlas is now attempting to create the first comprehensive three-dimensional map of the human body in order to unravel some of these mysteries.