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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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Glory's gift

A young woman’s resolve to help find a better way to detect colon cancer led to a years-long relationship between her family and a researcher across the country

Jan. 13, 2016 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Just 23 years old, Glory Gensch was fighting for her life against stage 4 colon cancer. In the final weeks of her life, she resolved to help save other young people from the disease.

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Malaria vaccine’s protectiveness depends on genetics of parasite

Genomics study, analysis help explain partial effectiveness, offer insights for improvement

Oct. 21, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

An experimental vaccine set to to win WHO approval as the first to even partially protect children against malaria works better against one strain of the disease-causing parasite than others.

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Fantastic failures: Scientific setbacks can fuel big gains

Whether solving the mysteries of outer space or cancer cells, many major advances followed messy moments

Aug. 18, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The dirty dance of a fruitful lab investigation often goes this way: One step back, two steps forward. Numerous scientific leaps, in fact, looked for a time like basic blunders or even full flops - from Einstein to Pauling.

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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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Dr. Sue Biggins elected to National Academy of Sciences

Biologist honored for her research on how cells segregate chromosomes during division

April 28, 2015 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

Dr. Sue Biggins, a genetics and biology researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, on Tuesday was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. One of the country’s highest scientific honors, the NAS is a private, nonprofit society of distinguished scholars.

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