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‘SmartQuit’ smoking cessation app lands $250k grant, exclusive Fred Hutch license

A smartphone app called “SmartQuit,” proven in clinical studies to help people stop smoking, will be brought to market after landing a $250,000 grant from the Washington Life Sciences Discovery Fund, and reaching an exclusive licensing agreement with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The agreement was announced this morning, and the app is… Read More

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Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates named to Academy of Arts and Sciences

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, philanthropist Melinda Gates and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center director Dr. Larry Corey are among those who’ve been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a more than 230-year old organization that recognizes scholars, scientists, writers, artists and philanthropic leaders. “Election to the Academy is both an honor for extraordinary accomplishment and… Read More