Taeniopygia guttataHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Nels and Vincent discuss the evolution of recombination in the genomes of birds and yeast.

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Nels – Tardigrade horizontal gene transfer (The Atlantic article)
Vincent – Einstein’s theory of relativity changed everything

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HIV infected cellHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Nels and Vincent talk about how a cellular enzyme contributes to the very high mutation rate of human immunodeficiency virus type 1.

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Nels – Antelope Island State Park (Bison herders wanted)
Vincent – Processed meats cause cancer

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TWiEVO 001Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Nels and Vincent launch a new podcast on evolution, and start by discussing how the field has changed through recent mergers of evolutionary and experimental biology in the post-genome era.

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Nels – Your inner fish (video stream, Shubin website)
Vincent – Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov

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