Passenger pigeon shootNels and Vincent discuss a genomic analysis of the passenger pigeon, which shows that species with large and stable populations may be at risk of extinction after a sudden environmental change.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Nels – Video of nematophagous fungi
Vincent – How should novelty be valued in science?
John – Evo-Devo (Despacito Biology Parody)
Melanie – What’s in John’s Freezer

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Marco VignuzziMarco Vignuzzi joins Nels and Vincent to discuss recent work from his laboratory on redirecting RNA virus evolution in sequence space.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Marco Vignuzzi

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Nels – Global Tagging of Pelagic Predators
Vincent – Why has the EPA shifted on toxic chemicals?
Marco – Labs of Siobain Duffy, Seema Lackdawala, Chris Brook

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Nels FishingNels and Vincent reveal how the protein DHX9 suppresses RNA processing defects caused by invasion of the Alu retroelement into the human genome.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Nels – Saving Hellbender Salamanders
Vincent – The Living River

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Dunham chemostatMaitreya Dunham joins Nels and Vincent to explain how her laboratory uses experimental evolution to study yeast flocculation, the community-building cell aggregation trait.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Maitreya Dunham

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Nels – Floating Fire Ant Colonies in Houston and Help for Houston Researchers
Vincent – Help People Affected by Harvey and How To Help Harvey Victims

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green poxvirusRich Condit joins Nels and Vincent to explain how a vaccinia virus protein customizes ribosomes to favor the translation of viral mRNAs with a stretch of A residues in the 5′-untranslated region.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Rich – Sniffing out significant “Pee values”
Nels – 
Cuttlefish mimicking a hermit crab (evolutionary context)
Vincent – Our first bioRxiv submission!

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Anthopleura elegantissimaNels and Vincent explore the role of TSR proteins during colonization of cnidarians by dinoflagellates.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Nels – CRISPR 5 ways
Vincent – The Vital Question by Nick Lane

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Jonathan WeinerJonathan Weiner, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beak of the Finch, joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his career and his writing.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Jonathan Weiner

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Nels – The Gap by Ira Glass
Vincent – EPA removes climate science site

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TWiEVO018Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ni-Chen ‘Sylvia’ Chang, Waring ‘Buck’ Trible, and Sean K. McKenzie

Buck and Sean join Vincent in New York, while Sylvia is with Nels in Salt Lake City to discuss the first mutant ant ever made: disruption of orco, a gene required for function of odorant receptors, causes defects in social behavior and fitness.

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Nels – Urban Nature and What Makes a City Ant?
Vincent – Animations from WEHI

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Steamed clamsHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Stephen Goff

Nels joins Vincent in New York City to speak with Stephen Goff about transmissible clam cancers and the silencing of integrated retroviral genomes.

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Nels – Mindsuckers
Vincent – What is a species?

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Elde Lab Mobile StudioHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Nels and Vincent reveal how introns – the parts of pre-mRNAs that are removed by splicing – were generated by DNA transposons in two different picoeukaryotes.

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Nels – Did eukaryotes invent anything? (TWiM 144)
Vincent – Virology course online

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