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Separate rulebook for cellular powerhouses

A precise new technique reveals that our cells’ engines, mitochondria, unexpectedly shrug off DNA damage from toxic chemicals

Sept. 1, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Surprisingly, instead of falling prey to DNA damage that would cause rampant genetic errors, mitochondria are somehow able to outrun this damage and keep their DNA error-free, scientists at Fred Hutch have shown.

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Surprising discovery: Decreased mitochondrial mutations in colon cancer

Hutchinson Center finding sheds new light on genetic mutations in cancer development; may open new avenues for cancer therapy, early detection and monitoring treatment response

June 11, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Dr. Jason Bielas and colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have made a surprising discovery that challenges previously held beliefs about the role of mutations in cancer development. For the first time, they found that the number of new mitochondrial DNA mutations is significantly lower in cancers than in normal cells.

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New faculty member receives $400,000 award

Bielas wins New Scholar in Aging award from The Ellison Medical Foundation for studies on cancer and age-related disease

July 27, 2009 | By Galen Motin Goff

After mere months on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center faculty, the Public Health Sciences Division’s Dr. Jason Bielas has won a New Scholar in Aging award from The Ellison Medical Foundation.

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