Read about medical advances and research in Seattle and worldwide. Topics include treatments; surgery; diseases such as Zika; studies of the human brain, heart and cancer; mental health; drugs and vaccinations; and Medicare, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Institutions include the Hutch, UW Medicine, Harborview, Virginia Mason, Group Health and Swedish.

Tech Spotlight: Seattle biotech startup Silene draws blood to help people invest in a healthy future

Jenna Strully and Alex Jiao started Silene Biotech after meeting in a biomedical entrepreneurship class at UW.

Silene Biotech is freezing people’s blood cells when they’re young and healthy, in the hope the cells can be used to treat health problems in the future.

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