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Lack of diversity in genetic research is risky

Using primarily white populations to draw broad conclusions is misleading and exacerbates health disparities – but it’s fixable

June 19, 2019 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new analysis led by Fred Hutch researchers found even more evidence that large-scale genomic studies — used for everything from drug development to figuring out an individual’s disease risk — need to include diverse, multi-ethnic populations. And that not doing this is misleading, and potentially dangerous.

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Squelching ovarian cancer: the not-so-silent killer

The search continues for new biomarkers, better outcomes and, yes, cures for this deadly disease

Sept. 17, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, but Fred Hutch researchers are working year-round to find ways to detect the disease early and shut it down for good. Read on for a handful of ovarian cancer research highlights.

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Functional genomics provides a window into cancer's Achilles heels

Technique pinpoints unique tumor vulnerabilities — even when they are not written in tumor DNA

May 10, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

New findings by Dr. Christopher Kemp and colleagues demonstrate how functional genomics can highlight potential drug targets in patients with head and neck cancer.

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