A Shared Ancestry? Genomes Provide New Insight into Canaanite Heritage’s Far Reach


“The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth; Ham was the father of Canaan. These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the whole earth.”—Genesis 9:18,19

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Dr. Fabrizio Fierro, Post-Doctoral Fellow


Dr. Fabrizio Fierro is an Italian Post-doctoral fellow in Prof. Masha Niv’s laboratory. Dr. Fierro arrived at the Hebrew University in 2019, after competing his PhD in computational structural biology at the Forschungszentrum Juelich in Germany. Prior to that, he had studied in Rome, earning a MSc in bioinformatics and a BSc in cell and molecular biology.

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With School Openings Delayed due to Coronavirus, College Students Eye Overseas Programs


To Meet Demand, Hebrew University to Host Online Open House for International Students on May 24

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Meet Luly H, Testing for the Coronavirus - Close to Home


At first, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. The MDA ambulance pulled up and parked outside a building in one of Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods. A woman stepped out and began preparing. She pulled on gloves and stepped into a PPE overall. She put on a facemask, donned the overall’s hood and zipped it up, covering most of her face. She put a protective shield over her entire face and grabbed a Coronavirus test kit.

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