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On the Zika trail

Genomic sequencing offers new clues to the virus’ spread from Brazil to the Caribbean to Miami

May 24, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Genomic sequencing is telling us more about Zika virus evolution and spread than we can learn through standard surveillance and giving us valuable lessons on how to both respond now and prevent future viral outbreaks.

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A big-picture look at the world’s worst Ebola epidemic

International team of scientists show how real-time sequencing and data-sharing can help stop the next outbreak

April 12, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

An international team of scientists analyzed 1,610 Ebola virus genomes for the most comprehensive look to date at the how the 2013-2016 epidemic spread, proliferated and declined across the three West African countries most affected.

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Open Science Prize goes to software tool for tracking viral outbreaks

Nextstrain wins international competition by making it easier to share, analyze genetic-sequencing data of spreading viruses

Feb. 28, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

After three rounds of competition — one of which involved a public vote — a software tool developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Basel to track Zika, Ebola and other viral disease outbreaks in real time has won the first-ever international Open Science Prize.

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Mapping uncharted pieces of the human genome

Study sheds light on genomic ‘black holes,’ uncovers DNA information essential for all human life

Feb. 12, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study has shed light on previously unmapped regions of the human genome by revealing the sequences of human centromeres, the middle regions of our chromosome essential for cell division.

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