Rich joins Nels and Vincent for a debriefing on the 4th Ringberg Symposium on Giant Virus Biology in Tegernsee, Germany.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Rich Condit

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Rich – Flightradar24
Nels – Deutsches Museum Munich
VincentDiversify Microbiology

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Nels and Vincent reveal a new choanoflagellate that forms multicellular cup shaped colonies that respond to light to alternate between feeding and swimming behavior.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks 1:24:00

Nels – How to write a great science paper by Cormac McCarthy
VincentNatural Selection Store

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Nels and Vincent trace the origins of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains used to make beer, and find that ales and lagers are made with yeasts that were derived from those used to make European grape wine and Asian rice wine.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Nels – Population fluctuations in 10 biggest cities
Vincent1.7 million year old rhino tooth (original Nature paper)

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Nels and Vincent analyze the genomes of canine transmissible tumors to provide insight into the worldwide spread of the disease from its origin in a single dog 4000-8500 years ago, and its diversity, mutation, and evolution.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Nels – Vasa Museum in Stockholm
VincentNobel Museum in Stockholm

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Irene@EndlessForms and #PlantScienceFascinatesMe #plantsday

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At ASM Microbe in San Francisco, Nels and Vincent meet up with Talia Karasov who reveals that in contrast to agriculture, wild plants are colonized by multiple lineages of pathogenic bacteria.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Talia Karasov

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Talia Karasov

At ASM Microbe in San Francisco, Nels and Vincent meet up with Paul Turner to talk about evolutionary considerations in using bacteriophages to treat infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Paul Turner

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Science Picks 57:19

Nels – Science Glass

VincentPhage therapy for disseminated Mycobacterial infection

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Dustin Rubinstein joins Nels and Vincent to discuss coevolution of genome architecture and social behavior, and studying social transitions in sponge-dwelling snapping shrimp.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Dustin Rubinstein

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DustinGenesis: The Deep Origin of Societies 1 by E.O. Wilson, and The Human Swarm by Mark O. Moffett

Nels – For Love of Insects by Thomas Eisner

VincentQuacks blamed for Pakistan HIV-1 outbreak

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Nels and Vincent review the contribution of multiple Denisovan lineages to the modern Papuan genome.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Nels – Sydney Brenner – What Genomes Can Tell Us About the Past

VincentScientific Communication in a Post-Truth Society

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Nels and Vincent explore the evolution of new protein-coding genes de novo from noncoding DNA sequences, using the antifreeze protein of northern codfish as a model.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Nels – Science at Sundance reviews

VincentThe Rise and Fall of Scientific Authority

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Nels and Vincent move back to reproductive isolation – this time, pre-zygotic, in the charismatic orchid bee where the males make chemically distinct perfumes to attract mates of the same species.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks 59:59

Nels – Nature Zen: Orchid Bees Are Shiny
VincentWhat You Believe About Science Denial May Be All Wrong

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