Jerusalem Report

Israel's battle to reverse the brain drain

It is said that there isn't a lab at Harvard or MIT that doesn’t have an Israeli researcher working in it.

A SERIES of mysterious green letters and red numbers cover the whiteboard in Dr Ido Amit’s office at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The scribbles on the board are a breakthrough that could lead to a leukemia cure, he tells The Jerusalem Report.

His research into mapping the regions in the genome that produce blood cells will be published soon in a prestigious scientific journal, says Amit, who envisions a future in which physicians will tailor individualized treatments for diseases based on a person’s genetic makeup.

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