Developmental constraints

Developmental constraints shape the evolution of the nematode mid-developmental transition. Zalts H and Yanai I. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2017 doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0113   News & Views by Ronald E. Ellis   Since the works of Ernst Haeckel and Karl Ernst von Baer in the 19th century, it has been recognized that a stage in mid-embryogenesis is remarkably…

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Rob Knight Seminar

  We are pleased to welcome Rob Knight for a seminar on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 for the inaugural lecture of microbiome seminar series. Rob Knight Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering University of California at San Diego “Spatial and temporal patterning of the human microbiome” 1:00pm – 2:00pm Refreshments at 12:30 Skirball…

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NYU’s new Institute!

The Institute for Computational Medicine NYU School of Medicine’s Institute for Computational Medicine applies computational biology to medical challenges, tackling systems that are vast, complex, and dynamic. Our focus is on the fields of cancer biology, host-pathogen interactions, adaptive immune systems, and genetic diseases. We recognize opportunities in these disciplines require expertise in big-data analyses,…

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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.”…

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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…

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