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Forecasting the shape of flu viruses to come

‘Deep mutational scanning’ to make a better flu vaccine

Oct. 16, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers are working to take some of the guesswork out of picking each year's flu vaccine.

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Grad student Sarah Hilton among 200 chosen worldwide to attend 2018 Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Annual meeting of the minds exposes Hutch trainee to the diversity of math and computer science

Oct. 12, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

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Dr. Jesse Bloom named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator

Biologist uses viruses to study molecular evolution

May 23, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Jesse Bloom, a researcher in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Basic Sciences Division and Herbold Computational Biology Program, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.

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Fred Hutch’s Katherine Xue among 2018 Weintraub Award recipients

13 graduate students selected for prestigious award in biological sciences

March 6, 2018 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Katherine Xue, a doctoral candidate in the Bloom Lab at Fred Hutch, is among 13 recipients of the 2018 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award.

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When scientific hypotheses don’t pan out

Research studies are often built around an educated guess. What happens when those guesses are wrong?

Feb. 16, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers are always prepared for the possibility of a disproven hypothesis. But what happens when a beloved idea or dogma is shattered is less technical, less predictable. More human.

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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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