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Forecasting the shape of flu viruses to come

‘Deep mutational scanning’ to make a better flu vaccine

Oct. 16, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers are working to take some of the guesswork out of picking each year's flu vaccine.

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Fred Hutch’s Katherine Xue among 2018 Weintraub Award recipients

13 graduate students selected for prestigious award in biological sciences

March 6, 2018 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Katherine Xue, a doctoral candidate in the Bloom Lab at Fred Hutch, is among 13 recipients of the 2018 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award.

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When scientific hypotheses don’t pan out

Research studies are often built around an educated guess. What happens when those guesses are wrong?

Feb. 16, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers are always prepared for the possibility of a disproven hypothesis. But what happens when a beloved idea or dogma is shattered is less technical, less predictable. More human.

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Flu season tips for cancer patients

It’s bad out there. Here are 7 things you need to know to protect yourself — and others

Feb. 6, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

7 things cancer and other immunocompromised patients should know about this year's flu season.

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Will the flu vaccine work for you? Answer may be in your genes

Set of 9 genes that predicts flu response in adults under 35 could be first step to personalized vaccine

Aug. 31, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A newly uncovered set of genes that predicts whether the flu shot will work or not could be the first step toward a personalized flu vaccine.

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What we can learn about global flu evolution from individual infections

Study of 10-year-old flu samples finds virus’s evolution in individual transplant patients partially mirrors later global trends

June 27, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

When it comes to the flu, a few infected people may speak for the multitude. Evolutionary biologists have found that evolution in individual infections has parallels to the virus's later global evolution.

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