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PNRI in the news: Researchers Rush to Find Cause of Contagious Cancer in PNW Clams

The Seattle Times features the Metzger Lab's research on the contagious cancer spreading among Pacific Northwest cockles in their May 22nd issue.

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Novel Genetic Screening Tool Offers Hope for Babies Born With Life-Threatening Metabolic Disorder

New tool will help physicians to rapidly diagnose and treat life-threatening genetic diseases

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Contagious Cancer in Shellfish Sparks Investigation by International Team of Scientists

A multimillion-dollar grant enables investigators to turn the tide on transmissible cancers in shellfish on both U.S. coasts.

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Science Matters Seminar Series

Our next seminar is on May 24 with Anthony Zoghbi, MD, from Baylor College of Medicine. Register today!

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William Hutchinson, MD
PNRI Founder

“If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer.”

Paul Boyer, Nobel Prize winner

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Albert Einstein

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