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‘Dead gene’ plays key role in muscular dystrophy

Tapscott’s global team discovers expression of an MD-causing gene thought to be inactive in humans; work may lead to new therapy targets, evolutionary insights

Nov. 1, 2010 | By Kristen Woodward

An international team of researchers led by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Dr. Stephen Tapscott has made a second critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD.

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Pushing the boundaries of fertility

Van Gilst study in worms suggests how fertility may be extended past reproductive prime

Aug. 31, 2009 | By Kristen Woodward

Scientific dogma has long asserted that females are born with their entire lifetime’s supply of eggs, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. New findings by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, published online Aug. 27 in Science, suggest that in nematode worms, at least, this does not hold true.

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Marijuana use may increase testicular-cancer risk

Hutchinson Center study is the first to associate marijuana use as a risk factor for testicular cancer

March 9, 2009 | By Kristen Woodward

Frequent and/or long-term marijuana use may significantly increase a man’s risk of developing the most aggressive type of testicular cancer, according to a study led by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division’s Drs. Janet Daling and Stephen Schwartz. Their findings appeared online Feb. 9 in the journal Cancer.

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