TWiV 88: A bug fix, an AIDS treatment, and an undead retrovirus

27 June 2010

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Marc Pelletier

On episode #88 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Marc discuss using a virus for beetle control, RNA based gene therapy for AIDS, and reconstitution of a endogenous human retrovirus.

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