News Releases

September 26, 2018

The lack of new antibiotics is among the most critical challenges facing medicine. Researchers have been on the hunt for new drugs to combat "superbugs" that cannot be penetrated by current antibiotics.

September 26, 2018

The Northwest Genomics Center at the University of Washington in Seattle will become one of three genome centers around the country for the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program.

September 24, 2018

UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s will be part of the expansion of the National Institutes of Health Undiagnosed Diseases Network, the NIH announced today, Sept 24.

September 13, 2018

For the first time, scientists have created, entirely from scratch,  a protein capable of binding to a small target molecule.

September 12, 2018

A new scientific analysis of nearly 4,000 mutations deliberately engineered into the BRCA1 gene will immediately benefit people undergoing genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer risk.

August 31, 2018

After an infected mosquito bite, malaria parasites travel from the bite site to the liver.  For that reason, the liver has become the target of numerous efforts to develop a potential vaccine.

August 30, 2018

Scientists have now developed an assay that concurrently profiles both the epigenome and the transcriptome of each of thousands of single cells. Read their report

August 25, 2018

Scientists have worked for nearly 80 years to produce a safe, effective vaccine for dengue, a flu-like illness that affects about 400 million people a year.

August 23, 2018

 A new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol.

August 21, 2018

The first study of its kind applying modern genomics technology to DNA contributed by Sub-Saharan African women has shown they are more likely than women of other ancestries to develop and to die from triple-negative breast cancer.

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