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For cells, keeping quiet is a cinch

Researchers show how dormant cells turn genes off by pulling DNA into loops

Jan. 3, 2019 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch scientists discover that yeast cells use a specific protein to pull DNA into loops and help shut genes off as they enter a paused, energy-conserving state called quiescence.

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How cells put themselves to sleep

Discoveries about hibernating yeast could help us understand why some cancers resist chemo

Aug. 20, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Biologists, by definition, study life. But a group of molecular biologists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have spent the past several years studying a physiological state that’s pretty much as un-lifelike as living systems get, a condition known as cellular quiescence.

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'Every day something new': Dr. Sue Biggins selected as HHMI investigator

Flexible support from the prestigious nonprofit will open new research doors

May 19, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Biologist Dr. Sue Biggins, associate director of the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

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