Precision Cancer Treatment Company Novellus Raises $57M
Novellus tailors actionable cancer treatment for patients through the development of a drug that delays the BRAF gene mutation.
September 22, 2020
Preserving the Future: Israeli Researchers Unveil New Coding Technique To Store Data On DNA
Researchers at the Technion and the IDC Herzliya suggest DNA could be part of a viable, long-term solution to storing the incredible amounts of data we produce every day.
September 11, 2019
Israel’s NRGene Identifies Mutation That Causes Colon Cancer
The Israeli startup, which previously mapped the genome of bread, now identified a mutation that causes colon cancer.
October 25, 2017
Correlor: Unlocking People’s ‘Social DNA’ To Make Advertisement More Targeted
What's more annoying than ads, if not irrelevant ads? But if ads were customized for our tastes, would that make it more enjoyable? Correlor is trying to do just that, by analyzing your social network activity to create a "social profile" for you that allows more targeted advertisement.
November 18, 2013
GeneG’s App Will Make Genetic Testing As Available As Text Messaging
It took eight years and $3 billion to map out the human genome. Now, an Israeli company is going to make your genome available to you wherever you go with a simple smartphone app. Will this app usher in a new era in medicine?
October 22, 2013
Record-Breaking Kickstarter Project Will Put Light-Emitting Plants Into Your Homes
As fantastic as it may sound, an Israeli-American company is actually splicing the DNA from a firefly into a plant, to create plants and trees that may prove to be the sustainable streetlights of the future.
May 07, 2013
New Application Allows You To Create Life On your Computer
Synthetic biology is an exciting new field being researched in top establishments worldwide. Israeli-American company Genome Compiler has developed software that turns any computer into a genetic engineering lab and allows users to create custom-made microorganisms that can then be ordered online.
November 02, 2012
Israeli DNA Technology Promises To Revolutionize Forensics
Breakthrough in forensics? Researchers at the Tel-Hai Academic College in Israel say that within a year genetic samples will be able to indicate the offender’s facial and body structures. A fingerprint or hair, for example, could help create a DNA composite portrait of suspects - even for those not in DNA databases.
July 31, 2012
Scientists Decode The Tomato Genome
A team of 300 scientists from around the world, including researchers from the Hebrew University of Jeruslaem, sequenced the tomato genome the first time. The findings can affect further development of tomato production.
June 06, 2012
New Research Can Tell Your Susceptibility To Diabetes
Research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has provided the first proof of molecular risk factors leading to type 2 diabetes, providing an “early warning” sign that could lead to new approaches to treating this and other human disease conditions.
January 18, 2012
Real-Life Crime Scene Investigation: How Criminals Are Caught
A new breakthrough in crime investigation is now available with a technique that enables forensic officers to isolate individual DNA in a mixed DNA crime scene, a capacity that has, up to now, eluded police.
December 29, 2010