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Silver Eyes are a Triple Treat

The iris in the zebrafish has a distinctive crystal structure that both camouflages the eye and prevents unwanted light from entering

Darwin confessed to being stumped by the evolution of such a precision instrument as the eye. But we know today that evolution has produced not just our eyes, but countless variations, many rivaling our own for sophistication.

The iris in the zebrafish has a distinctive crystal structure that both camouflages the eye and prevents unwanted light from entering

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A Genetic Test for Aging

How do the mutations that accumulate in our blood cells affect our health in later years?

A number of weeks ago, I showed up to an almost vacant office in the Weizmann Institute of Science, holding a copy of my latest blood tests.

How do the mutations that accumulate in our blood cells affect our health in later years?

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Tethered in the Cell

Weizmann researchers identify new ties between the parts of a cell: physical connections that are vital for health

Reaching out and touching is so natural, even the organelles inside our cells do it.

Weizmann researchers identify new ties between the parts of a cell: physical connections that are vital for health

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Game of Clones: Team Huddles for T Cells

When helper T cells get together, they plan an immune strategy for the long and the short term

When teams huddle before a game, players are assigned their roles on the field or court. A recent study at the Weizmann Institute of Science and University College London has now revealed what happens when certain immune cells huddle before going out into the body to direct an attack against a pathogen.

Could exotic electron states be used in quantum computing?

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