Science book review

Joseph Swift has written a book review for ‘The Society of Genes’ in the March 25th issue of Science: “Despite the genome’s complexity, the authors are careful to keep the text accessible. Indeed, at times the reader may be reminded of those rare high-school teachers who could reveal the simple beauty hidden within abstract scientific theories.”…

Join the lab

We are excited to report that we have several openings in the Yanai Lab at the New York University’s School of Medicine. Our lab is currently situated in the West Alexandria tower (courtesy of the Institute of Systems Genetics), and we are scheduled to move into the 8th floor of the New Science Building in late…

Good Times!

A song for Harel A song for Gal Escape the Room! 2016     Foam Party! 2014 Lab photo 2013 Brainstorming Day 2014 Brainstorming Day 2013 Brainstorming Day 2012 Vlad’s bday 2012 Lab meeting Mustache party: Ronny’s Goodbye party Researcher’s Night at the Museum, 2009 Lab ‘worming’ party    

Moving to NYU!

After seven and a half wonderful years at the Technion, I have decided to accept a position at NYU to direct the Institute for Computational Medicine. I formally start there in May and the Technion lab will close in August. I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to work at the amazing Faculty of Biology…

Developmental Milestones

Michal Levin, Tamar Hashimshony, Florian Wagner, and Itai Yanai. Developmental milestones punctuate gene expression in the Caenorhabditis embryo. Developmental Cell (May 2012) Developmental Cell paper Video Abstract Preview by Michael K Richardson: “A Phyloptypic Stage for All Animals?” Full Datasets: At GEO: GSE31422, GPL14142, GPL14143, GPL14144, GPL14145, and GPL14146 The complex process by which an animal develops from a single…

Evolution of the Germ Layers

Hashimshony T, Feder M, Levin M, Hall BK, Yanai I. Spatiotemporal transcriptomics reveals the evolutionary history of the endoderm germ layer. Nature. 2015 519:219-22. Editor’s summary: The germ-layer theory — which holds that all the cells and tissues of the body can be grouped into three fundamental layers — goes back to the roots of developmental biology…