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Backyard viruses of the Pacific Northwest

An infectious disease researcher moves to Seattle and starts exploring the local ecosystem — one virus at a time

Oct. 4, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

New technology led a group of infectious disease researchers to study viruses from unusual sources -- Canada geese, spiders, moths, bats and other local animals.

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On the Zika trail

Genomic sequencing offers new clues to the virus’ spread from Brazil to the Caribbean to Miami

May 24, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Genomic sequencing is telling us more about Zika virus evolution and spread than we can learn through standard surveillance and giving us valuable lessons on how to both respond now and prevent future viral outbreaks.

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Open Science Prize goes to software tool for tracking viral outbreaks

Nextstrain wins international competition by making it easier to share, analyze genetic-sequencing data of spreading viruses

Feb. 28, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

After three rounds of competition — one of which involved a public vote — a software tool developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Basel to track Zika, Ebola and other viral disease outbreaks in real time has won the first-ever international Open Science Prize.

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