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7 questions for Nobel Laureate David Baltimore

Having laid the groundwork for finding the AIDS virus, the headliner for the upcoming Fred Hutch HIV Cure conference talks about gene therapy for HIV and just what ‘cure’ means

Aug. 6, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Nobel Laureate Dr. David Baltimore will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Conference on Cell and Gene Therapy for HIV Cure held Aug. 13-14 at Fred Hutch. He will also take part in a community conversation about gene therapy for HIV/AIDS on the eve of the conference that is free and open to the public. To speak at an HIV cure conference held at a cancer research center is especially appropriate because Baltimore’s work in immunology and virology has profoundly influenced both HIV and cancer research, said Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem.

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Science looks before viruses leap

What a semi-nomadic ethnic group — and their performing monkeys — can teach us about how viruses jump from animals to humans

June 15, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

To understand how viruses leap from monkey to human, researchers at Fred Hutch and the University of Washington are studying the Bedey people, a semi-nomadic group that travels around Bangladesh, giving performances for cash with their trained monkeys.

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Fred Hutch clinical researcher Kiem wins $5 million for gene therapy work

Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem's award is part of $12 million multi-institution research collaboration to develop foamy virus gene replacement therapy for patients who suffer from Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Oct. 8, 2012

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