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Understanding HIV’s evolutionary past — and future

Studies of how the virus evolved and how it might change down the road could help researchers develop vaccines or cures for the infection

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

At approximately 100 years old, HIV is a relatively recent arrival on the human virus scene. But its roots stretch back much farther. Understanding where the virus has come from can help us understand where it’s going — and how to stop it — say evolutionary biologists.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Aug. 3, 2017

Fred Hutch's Dr. Slobodan Beronja and colleagues published new findings that show healthy skin cells can fight off the cancerous tendencies of nearby cells that harbor cancer-causing mutations. Dr. Jeremy Roop, a postdoc conducting HIV research in the McElrath Lab and Computational biology in the Bloom Lab, has been named a Damon Runyan Fellow.

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What we can learn about global flu evolution from individual infections

Study of 10-year-old flu samples finds virus’s evolution in individual transplant patients partially mirrors later global trends

June 27, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

When it comes to the flu, a few infected people may speak for the multitude. Evolutionary biologists have found that evolution in individual infections has parallels to the virus's later global evolution.

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New library of HIV mutants could inform vaccine design

Laboratory manipulation of the AIDS-causing virus reveals evolutionary ‘dead-ends’

June 1, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers have created a library containing millions of mutant HIV viruses. Some of these mutants are very good at infecting human cells, no different from their “natural” viral ancestor. Some of them are worse. Together, they can teach researchers something important about HIV in humans.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Nov. 14, 2016

Good News: Drs. Harmit Malik, Jesse Bloom win ASM awards; Fred Hutch team launches personalized anticancer vaccine project

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Sept. 22, 2016

Dr. Candice Grzelak gets $180K to study breast cancer mets; Infectious Disease Sciences earns training grant; Drs. Jesse Bloom, Frederick "Erick" Matsen named HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholars

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