An outbreak of respiratory disease in Ugandan chimpanzees provides insight into how virus infection can shape the genome and lead to differences in the cell receptor gene that regulate susceptibility to infection.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit
Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss growth in culture of newly identified rhinovirus C, vaccinia transmission among wrestlers and martial artists, and results of phase III clinical trial of boceprevir, a new inhibitor of hepatitis C virus replication.
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Links for this episode:
- Growth of newly identified rhinovirus C (Nature Medicine)
- Global distribution of rhinovirus C (EID)
- Vaccinia transmission among wrestlers (EID)
- Vaccine transmission in a martial arts gym (EID)
- Boceprevir for untreated HCV infection (NEJM)
- Boceprevir for previously treated HCV infection (NEJM)
- HCV antiviral pipeline
- The good viruses (Nat Rev Micro)
- TWiV on Facebook
- Letters read on TWiV 130
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