Hosts:Â Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier,Â Alan Dove,Â Rich Condit, and Marc Pelletier
This Week in Virology and Futures in Biotech join together in a science mashup to talk about a virophage at the origin of DNA transposons, and unintended spread of a recombinant retrovirus.
Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #125 (59 MB .mp3, 81Â minutes).
Links for this episode:
- A virophage at the origin of large DNA transposons (Science)
- EurekAlert! on virophage
- Sputnik, the first virophage (Nature)
- Unintended spread of BSL2 recombinant retrovirus (Retrovirology)
- TWiV on Facebook
- Letters read on TWiV 125
- Video of this episode – download large or small .mp4 or view below
Weekly Science Picks
Marc – JotNot
Dickson – New bunyavirus in China (NEJM)
Rich – Listening to the Deep Ocean Environment (LIDO) recording of the Hatsushima earthquake (ScienceDaily article) – thanks Bridget!
Alan –Walter and Ina: A Story of Love, War, and Science
Vincent – Icosahedral light fixture (thanks, Eric!)
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