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Dr. James Priess elected to National Academy of Sciences

Basic scientist selected for his contributions to understanding the genes and mechanisms involved in development

May 2, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Developmental biologist Dr. James Priess, who was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Tuesday, "is a phenomenon in the worm world," said Dr. Jonathan Cooper, director of the Fred Hutch Basic Sciences Division.

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Tiny worm mazes allow researchers to ID genes linked to spatial perception, risk-taking

A chance observation led to a completely new area of behavioral research

March 28, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A chance observation by a newly hired technician led Fred Hutch neurobiologist Dr. Jihong Bai into a completely new area of behavioral research.

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The plastic fantastic brain: Why losing one sense rewires others

Study finds worms that can’t feel are better smellers — and the phenomenon is reversible

Jan. 19, 2016 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

There’s a quirky phenomenon where people who lose one sense can gain near-super abilities in another. Now, a new study has found this sensory juggling also occurs in very simple animals and that the phenomenon is reversible.

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A first glimpse of real-time gene activity in a living animal

New technique will allow biologists to pinpoint how random chance affects cancer, aging

May 6, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new technique developed by Fred Hutch researchers will allow them to explore heretofore unanswered questions about the role of random variation in disease and aging.

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