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Of mutant flies, tangled sperm and the 'Mother's Curse'

Study in fruit flies identifies a mutation in mitochondria — the energy factories of our cells — that harms males but not females

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

For the first time, evolutionary biologists at Fred Hutch have identified a "Mother's Curse" mutation - a genetic change harmful to males but not females - in animals. The mutation renders male fruit flies sterile but leaves female flies untouched.

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Q&A: How evolutionary biologists got lucky with a sperm discovery

Drs. Harmit Malik and Mia Levine on a male fruit fly protein necessary for embryo survival

July 7, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Gestation has traditionally been viewed as the mother’s domain, with dad doing little more than depositing his half of the genome. Now, a new study in fruit flies pinpoints a protein in sperm that regulates embryos’ earliest cell divisions.

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Four MCB students earn National Science Foundation fellowships

Three-year predoctoral research awards for Spragg, Cech, Hildebrand and Gonzalez

April 16, 2012 | By Colleen Steelquist

The National Science Foundation recently awarded three-year graduate research fellowships to four Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center graduate students. All are part of the joint Center/University of Washington Molecular and Cellular Biology program. Another MCB student at the Center received an honorable mention from the NSF.

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Basic Sciences' McLaughlin wins Whitney fellowship

Malik Lab researcher studies the role of genetic evolution in autoimmune disorders

Feb. 13, 2012 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Rick McLaughlin, a postdoctoral researcher in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Malik Lab, has been awarded a prestigious Helen Hay Whitney Foundation research fellowship. He is one of 22 researchers selected for the three-year award from a nationwide search.

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