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'Wtf'? A gene that poisons its own host

Discovery of genes that divide two species in a simple fungus sheds light on complex evolutionary principles

June 20, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

In a new study, researchers describe a family of genes called "wtf" — and how they don't behave in the way you might expect.

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How cells sense and respond to the outside world

Cells employ unexpected method to respond to environmental cues

Oct. 28, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study, published in the journal Cell Systems and which was led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center molecular biologist Dr. Roger Brent and computational biologist Dr. Steven Andrews, addresses the molecular chain of events that occurs when cells receive external information.

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'Every basic scientist's dream'

How Dr. Barry Stoddard's lab work helped create an experimental drug for glioblastoma — the same disease that killed his mother

July 27, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Barry Stoddard's research to modify a protein from yeast is now helping to fuel a promising therapy for glioblastoma — the disease that killed his mother.

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