Publications

  • Quantitative analysis of population-scale family trees
    Joanna Kaplanis, Assaf Gordon, Mary Wahl, Michael Gershovits, Barak Markus, Mona Sheikh, Melissa Gymrek, Gaurav Bhatia, Daniel G MacArthur, Alkes Price, and Yaniv Erlich
    bioRxiv (pre-print). 2017
  • A framework to interpret short tandem repeat variation in humans
    Melissa Gymrek, Thomas Willems, David E. Reich, and Yaniv Erlich
    bioRxiv (pre-print). 2017
  • Democratizing DNA fingerprinting
    Sophie Zaaijer, Assaf Gordon, Robert Piccone, Daniel Speyer, and Yaniv Erlich
    bioRxiv (pre-print). 2016
  • Biological screens from linear codes: theory and tools
    Yaniv Erlich, Anna Gilbert, Hung Ngo, Atri Rudra, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg, Mary Wootters, Dina Zielinski, Or Zuk
    bioRxiv (pre-print). 2016
  • DNA Fountain enables a robust and efficient storage architecture
    Yaniv Erlich and Dina Zielinski
    Science. 2017
  • Genome-wide profiling of heritable and de novo STR variations
    Thomas Willems, Dina Zielinski, Assaf Gordon, Melissa Gymrek, and Yaniv Erlich
    Nature Methods. 2017
  • DNA Compass: a secure, client-side site for navigating personal genetic information
    Charles Curnin, Assaf Gordon, and Yaniv Erlich
    Bioinformatics. 2017
  • Case-control association mapping by proxy using family history of disease
    Jimmy Z Liu, Yaniv Erlich, Joseph K Pickrell
    Nature Genetics. 2017
  • Population-Scale Sequencing Data Enable Precise Estimates of Y-STR Mutation Rates
    Thomas Willems, Melissa Gymrek, G. David Poznik, Chris Tyler-Smith, The 1000 Genomes Project Chromosome Y Group, Yaniv Erlich
    American Journal of Human Genetics. 2016
  • Punctuated bursts in human male demography inferred from 1,244 worldwide Y-chromosome sequences
    G David Poznik, Yali Xue, Fernando L Mendez, Thomas F Willems, Andrea Massaia, Melissa A Wilson Sayres, Qasim Ayub, Shane A McCarthy, Apurva Narechania, Seva Kashin, Yuan Chen, Ruby Banerjee, Juan L Rodriguez-Flores, Maria Cerezo, Haojing Shao, Melissa Gymrek, Ankit Malhotra, Sandra Louzada, Rob Desalle, Graham R S Ritchie, Eliza Cerveira, Tomas W Fitzgerald, Erik Garrison, Anthony Marcketta, David Mittelman, Mallory Romanovitch, Chengsheng Zhang, Xiangqun Zheng-Bradley, Gonçalo R Abecasis, Steven A McCarroll, Paul Flicek, Peter A Underhill, Lachlan Coin, Daniel R Zerbino, Fengtang Yang, Charles Lee, Laura Clarke, Adam Auton, Yaniv Erlich, Robert E Handsaker, The 1000 Genomes Project Consortium, Carlos D Bustamante & Chris Tyler-Smith
    Nature Genetics.
  • Using mobile sequencers in an academic classroom
    Sophie Zaajier, Columbia University 2015 Ubiquitous Genomics class, and Yaniv Erlich
    eLife. 2016
  • The Simons Genome Diversity Project: 300 genomes from 142 diverse populations
    Swapan Mallick, Heng Li, Mark Lipson, Iain Mathieson, Melissa Gymrek, Fernando Racimo, Mengyao Zhao, Niru Chennagiri, Susanne Nordenfelt, Arti Tandon, Pontus Skoglund, Iosif Lazaridis, Sriram Sankararaman, Qiaomei Fu, Nadin Rohland, Gabriel Renaud, Yaniv Erlich, Thomas Willems, Carla Gallo, Jeffrey P Spence, Yun S Song, Giovanni Poletti, Francois Balloux, George van Driem, Peter de Knijff, Irene Gallego Romero, Aashish R Jha, Doron M Behar, Claudio M Bravi, Cristian Capelli, Tor Hervig, Andres Moreno-Estrada, Olga L Posukh, Elena Balanovska, Oleg Balanovsky, Sena Karachanak-Yankova, Hovhannes Sahakyan, Draga Toncheva, Levon Yepiskoposyan, Chris Tyler-Smith, Yali Xue, M Syafiq Abdullah, Andres Ruiz-Linares, Cynthia M Beall, Anna Di Rienzo, Choongwon Jeong, Elena B Starikovskaya, Ene Metspalu, Jüri Parik, Richard Villems, Brenna M Henn, Ugur Hodoglugil, Robert Mahley, Antti Sajantila, George Stamatoyannopoulos, Joseph TS Wee, Rita Khusainova, Elza Khusnutdinova, Sergey Litvinov, George Ayodo, David Comas, Michael F Hammer, Toomas Kivisild, William Klitz, Cheryl A Winkler, Damian Labuda, Michael Bamshad, Lynn B Jorde, Sarah A Tishkoff, W Scott Watkins, Mait Metspalu, Stanislav Dryomov, Rem Sukernik, Lalji Singh, Kumarasamy Thangaraj, Svante Pääbo, Janet Kelso, Nick Patterson, and David Reich
    Nature. 2016
  • Polymorphic tandem repeats within gene promoters act as modifiers of gene expression and DNA methylation in humans
    Javier Quilez, Audrey Guilmatre, Paras Garg, Gareth Highnam, Melissa Gymrek, Yaniv Erlich, Ricky S. Joshi, David Mittelman, and Andrew J. Sharp
    Nucleic Acid Research. 2016
  • Abundant Contribution of Short Tandem Repeats to Gene Expression Variation in Humans
    Melissa Gymrek,Thomas Willems, Audrey Guilmatre, Haoyang Zeng, Barak Markus, Mark J. Daly, Alkes L. Price, Jonathan K Pritchard, Andrew J Sharp, and Yaniv Erlich
    Nature Genetics. 2016
  • Highly efficient de novo mutant identification in a Sorghum bicolor TILLING population using the ComSeq approach.
    Habte Nida, Shula Blum, Dina Zielinski, Dhruv A. Srivastava, Rivka Elbaum, Zhanguo Xin, Yaniv Erlich, Eyal Fridman, Noam Shental
    Plant. 2016
  • A Vision for Ubiquitous Sequencing
    Yaniv Erlich
    Genome Research (Special series for 20th year anniversary). 2015
  • A Global Reference for Human Genetic Variation
    The 1000 Genomes Project Consortium (including Thomas Willems, Melissa Gymrek, Yaniv Erlich)
    Nature. 2015
  • Redefining Genomic Privacy: Trust and Empowerment
    Yaniv Erlich, James B. Williams, David Glazer, Kenneth Yocum, Nita Farahany, Maynard Olson, Arvind Narayanan, Lincoln D. Stein, Jan A. Witkowski, Robert C. Kain.
    PLoS Biology. 2014
  • The Landscape of Human STR Variation
    Thomas F. Willems, Melissa Gymrek, Gareth Highnam, The 1000 Genomes Project, David Mittelman, Yaniv Erlich.
    Genome Research. 2014.
  • iPipet: sample handling using a tablet
    Dina Zielinski*, Assaf Gordon*, Benjamin L Zaks, Yaniv Erlich (* equal contribution).
    Nature Methods. 2014
  • OTX2 Duplication Is Implicated in Hemifacial Microsomia
    Dina Zielinski, Barak Markus, Mona Sheikh, Melissa Gymrek, Clement Chu, Marta Zaks, Balaji Srinivasan, Jodi D. Hoffman, Dror Aizenbud, Yaniv Erlich.
    PLoS One. 2014.
  • Routes for breaching and protecting genetic privacy
    Yaniv Erlich and Arvind Narayanan.
    Nature Reviews Genetics. 2014.





  • Identifying personal genomes by surname inference
    Melissa Gymrek, Amy McGuire, David Golan, Eran Halperin, Yaniv Erlich
    Science. 2013.
  • Back to the family: a renewed approach to rare variant studies
    Dina Zielinski, Melissa Gymrek, Yaniv Erlich
    Genome Medicine. 2012.
  • lobSTR: A short tandem repeat profiler for personal genomes
    Melissa Gymrek, David Golan, Saharon Rosset, and Yaniv Erlich
    Genome Research. 2012.
  • Weighted Pooling - Practical and Cost Effective Techniques for Pooled High Throughput Sequencing
    David Golan, Yaniv Erlich, and Saharon Rosset
    Bioinformatics. 2012.
  • Using DNA sequencers as stethoscopes
    Melissa Gymrek and Yaniv Erlich
    Genome Medicine. 2011.
  • Exome sequencing and disease-network analysis of a single family implicate a mutation in KIF1A in hereditary spastic paraparesis
    Yaniv Erlich*, Simon Edvardson*, Emily Hodges et al.
    Genome Research. 2011.
  • Blood ties: chimerism can mask twin discordance in high-throughput sequencing
    Yaniv Erlich
    Twin Research and Human Genetics. 2011.
  • Compressed Genotyping
    Yaniv Erlich, Assaf Gordon, Michael Brand, Gregory J. Hannon, and Partha P. Mitra
    IEEE Transaction on information theory. 2010.
  • Joubert Syndrome 2 (JBTS2) in Ashkenazi Jews Is Associated with a TMEM216 Mutation
    Simon Edvardson, Avraham Shaag, Shamir Zenvirt, Yaniv Erlich, Gregory J. Hannon et al
    American Journal of Human Genetics. 2009
  • Hierarchical rules for Argonaute loading in Drosophila
    Benjamin Czech, Rui Zhou, Yaniv Erlich, Julius Brennecke, Richard Binari et al.
    Molecular Cell.
  • Compressed Sensing Approach for High Throughput Carrier Screen
    Yaniv Erlich, Noam Shental, Amnon Amir, and Or Zuk
    Invited paper for Forty-Seventh Annual Allerton Conference. 2009
  • Cell Contact-Dependent Acquisition of Cellular and Viral Non-Autonomously encoded Small RNA
    Oded Rechavi*, Yaniv Erlich*, Hila Amram*, Lena Flomenblit, Fedor V. Karginov et al.
    Genes and Development. 2009.
  • DNA Sudoku - harnessing high-throughput sequencing for multiplexed specimen analysis
    Yaniv Erlich, Kenneth Chang, Assaf Gordon, Roy Ronen, Oron Navon, Michelle Rooks, and Gregory J. Hannon
    Genome Research. 2009.


  • Alta-Cyclic: a self-optimizing base caller for next generation sequencing
    Yaniv Erlich, Partha P. Mitra, Melissa delaBastide, W Richard McCombie, and Gregory J. Hannon
    Nature Methods. 2008.
  • A role for microRNAs in maintenance of mouse mammary epithelial progenitor cells
    Ingrid Ibarra, Yaniv Erlich, Senthil K. Muthuswamy, Ravi Sachidanandam and Gregory J. Hannon
    Genes and Development. 2007.

  • Base-Calling for Bioinformaticians in "Bioinformatics for High Throughput Sequencing"
    Mona Sheikh and Yaniv Erlich
    Springer. 2012.










  • Profiling Short Tandem Repeats from Short Reads in "Deep Sequencing Data Analysis"
    Melissa Gymrek and Yaniv Erlich
    Springer. 2013.

  • Harnessing High Throughput Sequencing for Multiplexed Specimen Analysis
    With Greg Hannon
  • Methods and Systems for DNA Sequencing
    With Greg Hannon and Partha Mitra

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  • List of the ~140 characters in the novel Past Continuous by Yaakov Shabtai
    Includes the page number that first describes each character
    Yaniv Erlich
    In Hebrew. Unpublished. 2009.
  • Unpublished review on integrins and their role in tumor microenvironment
    Yaniv Erlich
    Unpublished. 2007.