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Why fish school

Study uncovers genetic link to social behavior in stickleback fish

June 17, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study uncovers a genetic link to social behavior in stickleback fish.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Nov. 19, 2015 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

More than a dozen Fred Hutch scientists and staff participated in the ninth annual Life Sciences Research Weekend Nov. 6-8 at Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Read about this and more Good News at Fred Hutch.

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MacGyvering lab equipment

From old bicycle wheels to an in-house metalworking shop, scientists get creative when the research tools they need don’t exist

March 3, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Basic scientists are often pursuing research so cutting edge that the tools they need haven’t even been invented yet. So they do it themselves, sometime creating their own lab equipment out of a collection of unlikely and disparate parts, just as the TV character Angus MacGyver was famous for doing.

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Sexual conflict may play key role in speciation

Findings by Peichel and colleagues lay the groundwork for long-term goal of identifying genes that contribute to behavioral differences in natural populations

Sept. 28, 2009

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Human Biology Division’s Drs. Katie Peichel and Jun Kitano, along with Joe Ross, a former graduate student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program, and colleagues identified a new sex-chromosome system that is found in only one of two species of threespine stickleback fish that exist in the same habitat in the Sea of Japan. The findings, published this week in the journal Nature, suggest that sex-chromosome changes may have a far greater role in speciation than was previously anticipated.

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Researchers document rapid, dramatic 'reverse evolution' in the threespine stickleback fish

Adaptation coincides with the '60s cleanup of toxic pollution in Seattle's Lake Washington

May 19, 2008

Evolution is supposed to inch forward over eons, but in the case of the little threespine stickleback fish, the process can go in relative warp-speed reverse, according to a study led by Hutchinson Center's Dr. Katie Peichel and published online ahead of print in the May 20 issue of Current Biology (Cell Press)

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