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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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Why fish school

Study uncovers genetic link to social behavior in stickleback fish

June 17, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study uncovers a genetic link to social behavior in stickleback fish.

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Glory's gift

A young woman’s resolve to help find a better way to detect colon cancer led to a years-long relationship between her family and a researcher across the country

Jan. 13, 2016 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Just 23 years old, Glory Gensch was fighting for her life against stage 4 colon cancer. In the final weeks of her life, she resolved to help save other young people from the disease.

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Malaria vaccine’s protectiveness depends on genetics of parasite

Genomics study, analysis help explain partial effectiveness, offer insights for improvement

Oct. 21, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

An experimental vaccine set to to win WHO approval as the first to even partially protect children against malaria works better against one strain of the disease-causing parasite than others.

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Fantastic failures: Scientific setbacks can fuel big gains

Whether solving the mysteries of outer space or cancer cells, many major advances followed messy moments

Aug. 18, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The dirty dance of a fruitful lab investigation often goes this way: One step back, two steps forward. Numerous scientific leaps, in fact, looked for a time like basic blunders or even full flops - from Einstein to Pauling.

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A first glimpse of real-time gene activity in a living animal

New technique will allow biologists to pinpoint how random chance affects cancer, aging

May 6, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new technique developed by Fred Hutch researchers will allow them to explore heretofore unanswered questions about the role of random variation in disease and aging.

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