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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Nels and Vincent look at the intracellular bacteria Legionella from an evolutionary perspective: the role of gene acquisition and reshuffling from plants, animals, fungi, and archaea in the emergence of human pathogens.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Nels – Science in Film (twitter)
VincentLunar Eclipse 101

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evolving evolutionNels and Vincent reveal a highly conserved protein that acts as an evolvability factor, increasing mutation and the ability of bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Nels – Science/nature illustrator/artist Rachel Ignotofsky (website, Etsy shop)
VincentLife Ascending by Nick Lane

 

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The Tangled TreeDavid Quammen joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his new book, A Tangled Tree, including evolutionary trees, Carl Woese, Lynn Margulis, horizontal gene transfer, and much more.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: David Quammen

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Drosophilid telomeresMia joins Nels and Vincent to unravel their finding that the transposons that maintain the ends of chromosomes in Drosophila have evolved in conflict with the genome.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Mia Levine

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Science Picks 1:06:43

Nels – Cinema Science podcast
Vincent – Mastodon bones unearthed (Instagram, Grand Rapids News)

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