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Interlake students attend 'Hutch High'
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.