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Boeing braces for impact of China’s virus outbreak

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — One of Boeing’s top market analysts says the concerns stirred up by China’s Wuhan coronavirus outbreak will affect airline profitability, passenger air traffic — and the economy as a whole. Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at … Continue reading

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Researchers halt ‘ineffective’ HIV vaccine trial

A three-year-long clinical trial of an HIV vaccine in South Africa, funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by a consortium headquartered at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been put on hold because … Continue reading

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Scientists crack the code of mystery DNA

Why do some strings of genetic code remain virtually unchanged despite tens of millions of years of evolutionary divergence? A newly published study that takes advantage of the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR has found that at least some of … Continue reading

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T-cell films show promise as cancer-fighting therapy

Researchers at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have demonstrated the effectiveness of a new method for getting immune cells to fight solid tumors — by spreading them like jam onto ultra-thin sheets of metal mesh, and then laying the mesh onto … Continue reading

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Dog Aging Project aims to enlist 10,000 canines

Scientists are looking for 10,000 good dogs to take part in a 10-year effort aimed at tracking their health and identifying factors that can lengthen their lifespan. The pets that are selected for the Dog Aging Project could come in … Continue reading

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Bill Gates predicts the future of global health

What’s the shape of global health to come? Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates issued two hopeful predictions for the year 2040 today during a lecture given at the late physicist Stephen Hawking’s home university in his honor. Spoiler alert: Gates says … Continue reading

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A-Alpha Bio raises $2.8M for drug discovery

A Seattle startup that took root at the University of Washington has closed a $2.8 million seed round for a drug discovery platform that can sort through millions of protein interactions at once. “We expect that we can go considerably … Continue reading

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