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His immune system eradicated his melanoma. Could other patients’ bodies be taught to do the same thing?

How one man’s T cells are guiding the development of next-gen immunotherapies

June 19, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Chris Pope's immune system eradicated his stage 4 melanoma on an immunotherapy clinical trial. Is it possible to genetically reprogram other patients' to do the same thing?

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Tinkering with T cells

How researchers are tweaking engineered immune cells’ cancer-targeting receptors — and why it matters

May 15, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

These immune cells are the cornerstone of emerging cancer therapies. And their unimaginably tiny, cancer-targeting molecular weapons — their receptors — are the focus of intense scientific tinkering.

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Can gene editing cure herpes?

Fred Hutch study shows ‘pathway to potential cure’ for herpes simplex and other latent viruses

Sept. 8, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

In the latest herpes research, Fred Hutch scientists have used a gene-editing technique to attack the DNA of the herpes simplex virus in infected mice.

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Shredding the X chromosome: Wiping out female malaria-bearing mosquitos could halt disease

Scientists genetically modify mosquito responsible for spreading malaria so bugs produce mostly male offspring

June 27, 2014 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa

Scientists from Imperial College London and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have genetically modified the mosquito responsible for spreading malaria so the bugs produce mostly male offspring, a strategy that could eliminate the insect responsible for Africa's malaria plague.

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