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Interlake students attend 'Hutch High'

Interlake High School students Nivedita Potapragada and Anais Gurrola attended a half-day science symposium at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.   - COURTESY PHOTO, Guy Kramer for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Interlake High School students Nivedita Potapragada and Anais Gurrola attended a half-day science symposium at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
— image credit: COURTESY PHOTO, Guy Kramer for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 

Interlake High School students Nivedita Potapragada and Anais Gurrola got an up-close look into some of the world’s leading research labs at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center last month

The pair were among approximately 230 students from around the state to attend “Hutch High” on Nov. 8.

The students isolated and spooled DNA, learned the art of micropipetting and used a germ-revealing black light to test their skills at hand washing. Hutch High also involved tours of working laboratories and presentations from Fred Hutch scientists about sickle cell disease, immune systems, chromosomes and how researchers use high-powered microscopes to find new ways to fight cancer.

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