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How chromosomes find a happy medium

Hutch scientists show how chromosomes communicate to balance crossovers during sex-cell formation

Sept. 14, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Hutch scientists show how chromosomes communicate to balance critical crossovers during sex-cell formation.

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Protein plays traffic cop during sex-cell formation

Hutch scientists solve 88-year-old genetic mystery: how sex cells avoid having the wrong number of chromosomes

Aug. 2, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Hutch scientists discovered how a certain DNA segment is shielded so that sex cells — eggs or sperm in humans — end up with the right number of chromosomes.

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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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'Finger trap' tension stabilizes cells’ chromosome-separating machinery

Sue Biggins and colleagues find accurate gene distribution during cell division depends on stable setup

Nov. 29, 2010

Scientists from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington and Institute for Systems Biology have discovered an amazingly simple way that cells stabilize their machinery for forcing apart chromosomes. When a cell gets ready to split into new cells, this steady setup permits its genetic material to be separated and distributed accurately. Otherwise, problem cells—like cancer cells—arise. The findings are reported Nov. 25 in Nature.

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Weintraub winners include two from Center

Bungo Akiyoshi and Maulik Patel of Basic Sciences are among 13 recipients from throughout North America

March 8, 2010 | By Kristen Woodward

Two researchers from the Basic Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center join 11 other graduate students from institutes throughout North America as winners of the 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, sponsored by the division.

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