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For cells, keeping quiet is a cinch

Researchers show how dormant cells turn genes off by pulling DNA into loops

Jan. 3, 2019 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch scientists discover that yeast cells use a specific protein to pull DNA into loops and help shut genes off as they enter a paused, energy-conserving state called quiescence.

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How cells put themselves to sleep

Discoveries about hibernating yeast could help us understand why some cancers resist chemo

Aug. 20, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Biologists, by definition, study life. But a group of molecular biologists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have spent the past several years studying a physiological state that’s pretty much as un-lifelike as living systems get, a condition known as cellular quiescence.

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Five Consortium teams win pilot grants

Cancer Center Support Grant Pilot Awards fund new research directions and collaborations

May 7, 2012 | By Dr. Marion Dorer

Five collaborative teams within the Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium have received Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) Pilot Awards for 2012. The pilot grants are presented every year to fund new Consortium research directions and collaborations.

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