Development and evolution through the lens of global gene regulation

Trends in Genetics has published this review on the Yanai lab’s contributions to evo-devo. Evolution and development are two inherently intertwined processes. As the embryo develops it does so in ways that both reflect past constraints and bias the future evolution of the species. While research exploiting this insight typically studies individual genes, transcriptomic analyses have sparked…

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BLIND

Several years ago, we presented the BLIND method which is able to determine the temporal order of transcriptomes in large datasets, thus allowing for the massive collection of samples, to be ordered at the analysis stage: Anavy L, Levin M, Khair S, Nakanishi N, Valverde SF, Degnan BM, and Yanai I. BLIND ordering of large-scale…

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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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