We believe our innovative genetic research can unlock solutions to how cancer is detected, treated, and even cured.
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.
How Clams Provide Clues Into Cancer Evolution
The key to learning how cancer has evolved in humans may be found by studying a surprising organism: the clam.
Contagious Cancer in Clams
What cancer in clams tells us about cancer in humans.
Redefining Genetics: In a 90-Second Video
This fun, animated video gives you a glimpse into our unconventional — and daring — approach to genetic research.
Meet PNRI Scientist: Michael Metzger
He has always valued thinking differently. And he’s never been afraid of asking the big questions.
Clam Discovery May Provide Insight into Cancer
Cancer is not contagious — or is it? New research suggests there is more to the story.
Digging for Clams in the San Juan Islands
Rain boots, shovels, and a clam dig — all in a day’s work for PNRI’s Metzger Lab.