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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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Dr. Emily Hatch named 2018 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

She is recognized for her research on the rupture and repair of nuclear membranes that may cause cancer and other diseases

July 11, 2018 | By Colin Petersdorf / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Emily Hatch of the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Monday was selected as a 2018 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar.

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‘Waistbands’ of our chromosomes marked by unusual X-shaped DNA

Human Y chromosome’s center more ‘monkey-like’ than other human chromosomes, study finds

Feb. 2, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study has found that the midpoints of our chromosomes seem to be marked with unusual X-shaped DNA -- and the Y chromosome is even more unusual.

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