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Infections in immune-compromised patients: 5 new frontiers

Infectious disease experts gather in Seattle to find solutions for patients with compromised immunity

June 17, 2019 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Cancer and infectious disease researchers in Seattle last week focused on one of the most complex challenges in medical science: stopping infections in patients whose immune system are compromised.

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Special delivery: Gold nanoparticles ship CRISPR cargo

Fred Hutch scientists used their new golden courier to edit genes tied to HIV, genetic blood disorders

May 27, 2019 | By Jake Siegel / Fred Hutch News Service

Forget UPS and FedEx: Tiny golden delivery trucks created at Fred Hutch can ship CRISPR into human blood stem cells, offering a potential way to treat diseases like HIV and sickle cell anemia in patients around the world.

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Engineering vaccine-like protection without a vaccine

CRISPR gene-editing used on antibody-making B cells

May 17, 2019 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

A Hutch team led by Dr. Justin Taylor shows that B cells, which are crucial components of the immune system, can be genetically engineered to make exactly the antibodies we want. It could lead to a potentially more precise and dependable way to generate protection without vaccines.

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