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.
Studies of how the virus evolved and how it might change down the road could help researchers develop vaccines or cures for the infection
Nov. 20, 2017
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
At approximately 100 years old, HIV is a relatively recent arrival on the human virus scene. But its roots stretch back much farther. Understanding where the virus has come from can help us understand where it’s going — and how to stop it — say evolutionary biologists.
How the virus leapt from monkeys to chimps to humans, and why it doesn’t happen more often
Sept. 25, 2015
| By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
A new study on the evolutionary biology of HIV, simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and chimp genes by Fred Hutch virologist Dr. Michael Emerman sheds light on how a critical immune blockade may have been breached, just once, to allow the HIV precursor to leap from monkeys to chimps.
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