TWiV 91: You’re an ERVous wreck

18 July 2010

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Welkin Johnson

On episode #91 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Dickson, Alan, Rich and Welkin discuss the nature, origin, and evolution of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), and the recent finding of endogenous filovirus genomes in mammals.

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  • Alonso

    Is there any reason why the human body doesn't produce enough HIV anitbodies on his own?

  • Michael

    FYI, there is an interesting story about Adolf Hitler’s bowel problems and eczema being cured by a fecal transplant from a healthy young soldier http://adc.bmj.com/content/90/9/881.extract There is still a product with the same E coli strain available in Germany, called “Mutaflor.”