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A big-picture look at the world’s worst Ebola epidemic

International team of scientists show how real-time sequencing and data-sharing can help stop the next outbreak

April 12, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

An international team of scientists analyzed 1,610 Ebola virus genomes for the most comprehensive look to date at the how the 2013-2016 epidemic spread, proliferated and declined across the three West African countries most affected.

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Bezos family gives $35 million to Fred Hutch

‘What we are really giving is the gift of time’; funds will be invested in more world-class faculty to speed cures for cancer patients

March 30, 2017 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

The single, largest gift to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will be invested in hiring more world-class faculty to speed cures for cancer patients, said President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland.

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Open Science Prize goes to software tool for tracking viral outbreaks

Nextstrain wins international competition by making it easier to share, analyze genetic-sequencing data of spreading viruses

Feb. 28, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

After three rounds of competition — one of which involved a public vote — a software tool developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Basel to track Zika, Ebola and other viral disease outbreaks in real time has won the first-ever international Open Science Prize.

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