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HIV’s unusual family tree

How the virus leapt from monkeys to chimps to humans, and why it doesn’t happen more often

Sept. 25, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study on the evolutionary biology of HIV, simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and chimp genes by Fred Hutch virologist Dr. Michael Emerman sheds light on how a critical immune blockade may have been breached, just once, to allow the HIV precursor to leap from monkeys to chimps.

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How poxviruses evolve rapidly despite low mutation rate

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study reveals accordion-like means of adaptation for viruses such as smallpox to evade host immune defenses and drugs

Aug. 20, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

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Evolutionary biologist Bloom joins Center

Basic Sciences and Public Health Sciences divisions’ Jesse Bloom brings protein evolution, computational expertise to stimulate broad cross-disciplinary research

July 11, 2011 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Jesse Bloom has joined the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center faculty, with a dual appointment in the Basic Sciences Division and the Public Health Sciences Division’s Herbold Computational Biology Program.

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MCB students garner NSF fellowships

‘Banner year’ nets three-year research awards for Weber, Teves, Ross and Compton

May 3, 2010 | By Colleen Steelquist

The National Science Foundation recently awarded three-year graduate research fellowships to four Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center graduate students.

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