Biologist uses viruses to study molecular evolution
May 23, 2018
| By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service
Dr. Jesse Bloom, a researcher in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Basic Sciences Division and Herbold Computational Biology Program, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.
Laboratory manipulation of the AIDS-causing virus reveals evolutionary ‘dead-ends’
June 1, 2017
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Fred Hutch researchers have created a library containing millions of mutant HIV viruses. Some of these mutants are very good at infecting human cells, no different from their “natural” viral ancestor. Some of them are worse. Together, they can teach researchers something important about HIV in humans.
International team of scientists show how real-time sequencing and data-sharing can help stop the next outbreak
April 12, 2017
| By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service
An international team of scientists analyzed 1,610 Ebola virus genomes for the most comprehensive look to date at the how the 2013-2016 epidemic spread, proliferated and declined across the three West African countries most affected.
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