Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, andÂ Rich Condit
Vincent, Alan, and Rich cover the virome of raw sewage, and a baculovirus gene that causes caterpillars to climb to their doom.
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Links for this episode:
- Viruses in raw sewage (mBio)
- Surprising number of viruses in sewage (EurekAlert!)
- Gene for an extended phenotype (Science)
- Liquefying virus uses one gene (Ed Yong)
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- Letters read on TWiV 152
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Alan – xkcd tribute to Steve Jobs
Vincent – Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement address (YouTube)
Rich – 1984 Apple Macintosh commercial (YouTube)
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