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New Science Spotlight Articles

Every month, Fred Hutch postdoc writer/editors summarize two papers from each of our scientific divisions to stimulate collaborations across campus
10 NEW September 16, 2019

The link between baby’s cells and mom’s disease risk

Why does mom’s risk for rheumatoid arthritis skyrocket when her baby has a gene that protects against it?
Hutch News - September 09, 2019

Giving more than birth: maternal microchimerism

- from the Nelson lab (Clinical Research Division)
Science Spotlight - May 15, 2017

Malaria during pregnancy can alter babies’ immunity

Mothers infected with the mosquito-borne parasite during pregnancy can pass more of their own cells to their offspring and change their babies’ risk of later infection, new study shows
Hutch News - May 08, 2017

False positives in prenatal tests: Study reveals reason for flaws

Harmless variations in mothers’ DNA can trigger false positives in screen for chromosomal defects; study points to immediate fix test manufacturers can make
Hutch News - April 06, 2015

A lasting Mother's Day gift -- baby's cells

Baby's and mom's cells mingle during pregnancy and those that stick around have broad impacts on health -- from cancer to diabetes
Hutch News - May 09, 2014

Hutchinson Center study finds male DNA in women's brains

Research in Dr. Lee Nelson's lab is first to show high frequency of male microchimerism in female brain; further study needed to determine medical implications
Hutch News - October 01, 2012

Fetal cells may be double-edged cancer sword for women

Gadi, colleagues find presence of circulating fetal cells in women after childbirth lowers breast cancer risk, raises colon cancer risk
Hutch News - May 14, 2012
Last Modified, August 15, 2019