Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Rich Condit
Vincent, Dickson, and Rich discuss multipotent progenitor bone marrow cells as a reservoir of HIV-1, integration of HHV-6 into telomeres, and dispersal of West Nile virus across the US by mosquitoes.
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Links for this episode:
- HIV-1 infects multipotent progenitor cells
- HHV-6 genome integrates into telomeres
- A role for mosquito-mediated dispersal of West Nile virus across the US
- Using tobacco mosaic virus to produce synthetic photovoltaic cells (thanks Nissin!)
- Animation of HIV replication cycle (thanks Ilya!)
- Can computer viruses evolve? (thanks Norman!)
- Mumps outbreak in Israel (one and two) (thanks Ariel!)
- Bocavirus infections in children (thanks Tyler!)
Weekly Science Picks
Dickson Whole-Genome Sequencing in a Patient with Charcot–Marie–Tooth Neuropathy (NEJM and NY Times)
Rich Invisible Frontiers: The Race to Synthesize a Human Gene by Stephen Hall
Vincent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections – videocasts
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