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A Q&A with Fred Hutch's Dr. Trevor Bedford

'Trying to be useful instead of trying to be clever': An evolutionary biologist-virologist-immunologist-computer-wonk finds his niche

Dec. 21, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch's Dr. Trevor Bedford takes time away from figuring out how flu strains move around the world and wrangling Zika metadata to explain how he came to do what he does — and just what that entails.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Nov. 14, 2016

Good News: Drs. Harmit Malik, Jesse Bloom win ASM awards; Fred Hutch team launches personalized anticancer vaccine project

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Of mutant flies, tangled sperm and the 'Mother's Curse'

Study in fruit flies identifies a mutation in mitochondria — the energy factories of our cells — that harms males but not females

Aug. 2, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

For the first time, evolutionary biologists at Fred Hutch have identified a "Mother's Curse" mutation - a genetic change harmful to males but not females - in animals. The mutation renders male fruit flies sterile but leaves female flies untouched.

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Why fish school

Study uncovers genetic link to social behavior in stickleback fish

June 17, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study uncovers a genetic link to social behavior in stickleback fish.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 3, 2016

Dr. Marian Neuhouser takes office as president of the American Society for Nutrition; study by Drs. Harmit Malik and Matthew Daugherty IDs key difference between mouse and human immune systems and points to novel human defense against viruses; HICOR researchers Drs. Josh Roth, Aasthaa Bansal honored for new study abstracts; and eight Fred Hutch/UW Cancer Consortium researchers awarded pilot grants.

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The sixth samurai: Finding a gene that divides one species from another

How six male flies — among more than 300,000 females — led to the discovery of an evolution-driving gene

Dec. 17, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers at Fred Hutch and the University of Utah have discovered a gene that divides one species of fruit fly from another, solving a century-old evolutionary riddle.

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