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Engineering vaccine-like protection without a vaccine

CRISPR gene-editing used on antibody-making B cells

May 17, 2019 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

A Hutch team led by Dr. Justin Taylor shows that B cells, which are crucial components of the immune system, can be genetically engineered to make exactly the antibodies we want. It could lead to a potentially more precise and dependable way to generate protection without vaccines.

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Could an infant’s blood sample help model a better HIV vaccine?

Tracing the evolution of a baby’s special HIV-blocking protein

May 16, 2019 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A 25-year-old blood sample from an infant infected with HIV could hold clues to modeling a better HIV vaccine.

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Fred Hutch’s Dr. Adam Dingens a 2019 Weintraub Award recipient

He is among 13 graduate students selected for this prestigious award in biological sciences

March 5, 2019 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Dingens studies immune molecules that can bind to many types of HIV and prevent infection. His findings could inform the design of HIV vaccines.

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