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Seattle's life sciences scene in the spotlight

Xconomy forum highlights research in vaccines, organ transplants, big data, more

May 3, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

It was a dizzying round-up of Seattle’s life sciences research and biotech scene, from designer proteins to the looming threat of the Zika virus. This year’s forum was titled “Life Sciences Disruptors,” though Lash and the other speakers didn’t focus on the technology buzzword theme, but if there was one common thread to the afternoon’s whirlwind tour of Seattle’s public and private life sciences work it was that which is new and unexpected — and a look to the future of healthcare.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

April 21, 2016

Women’s Health Initiative receives AACR Team Science Award; Andrew Hsieh awarded AACR NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research; Designing an off-the-shelf nanoparticle-based immunotherapy; Fred Hutch’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division contributes to early study of promising Ebola vaccine

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Zika virus: 6 key things we don’t yet know

From lack of data to inconclusive blood tests to the unique challenges of pregnancy, experts weigh in on the knowledge gaps in this emerging infection

Feb. 2, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

The sudden appearance of Zika virus in the Americas — and the seemingly new tie to the birth defect where infants’ brains don’t full develop during pregnancy — underscore the huge gaps in our knowledge about the disease.

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