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Stories tagged 'evolutionary biologist'

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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Q&A: How evolutionary biologists got lucky with a sperm discovery

Drs. Harmit Malik and Mia Levine on a male fruit fly protein necessary for embryo survival

July 7, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Gestation has traditionally been viewed as the mother’s domain, with dad doing little more than depositing his half of the genome. Now, a new study in fruit flies pinpoints a protein in sperm that regulates embryos’ earliest cell divisions.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Dr. Jim Olson's Tumor Paint advances to clinical trial for children with brain cancer; Dr. Li Hsu delivers annual Prentice Lecture; Dr. Jesse Bloom receives Burroughs Wellcome award

June 5, 2015 | By Fred Hutch staff

Dr. Jim Olson's Tumor Paint advances to clinical trial for children with brain cancer; Dr. Li Hsu delivers annual Prentice Lecture; Dr. Jesse Bloom receives Burroughs Wellcome award

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