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Zika virus: 6 key things we don’t yet know

From lack of data to inconclusive blood tests to the unique challenges of pregnancy, experts weigh in on the knowledge gaps in this emerging infection

Feb. 2, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

The sudden appearance of Zika virus in the Americas — and the seemingly new tie to the birth defect where infants’ brains don’t full develop during pregnancy — underscore the huge gaps in our knowledge about the disease.

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New breast cancer vaccine ‘promising but not ready for prime time’

Vaccine potentially could be used in the majority of breast cancer patients

Dec. 3, 2014 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

They may be baby steps, but researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis took a few more of them this week with the publication of a study looking at a potential new breast cancer vaccine. Fred Hutch researchers weigh in and discuss their own breast cancer vaccine-related work.

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