A longtime Fred Hutch booster helps a promising genetic researcher parlay $100K into a $2.2M grant to explore innovative new therapies
Feb. 24, 2017
| By Diane Mapes and Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Funding for novel and unexpected findings isn’t always forthcoming, especially in a climate in which only the top 7 percent or so grants submitted to the National Institutes of Health are given a green light. This is a story of how a longtime Fred Hutch booster helped a promising cancer geneticist parlay $100K into a $2.2M grant.
A precise new technique reveals that our cells’ engines, mitochondria, unexpectedly shrug off DNA damage from toxic chemicals
Sept. 1, 2016
| By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service
Surprisingly, instead of falling prey to DNA damage that would cause rampant genetic errors, mitochondria are somehow able to outrun this damage and keep their DNA error-free, scientists at Fred Hutch have shown.
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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