Wall of Semliki and ChikungunyaHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVsters describe a new animal model for MERS coronavirus-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome, produced by CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the mouse gene encoding an ortholog of the virus receptor.

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Weekly Science Picks

Alan – Human population through time
Dickson – Every Orbit Cassini Has Taken
Rich – OK GO: Walk Her Walk
Kathy – Medieval Bestiary Online
Vincent – Can You Out-Science an Eighth Grader? and Stitchen Pox (jpg)

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HannahBioart and Bacteria

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Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Gary Nabel

Vincent speaks with Gary Nabel, Chief Scientific Officer at Sanofi and former Director of the Vaccine Research Institute of NIAID, about his career and his work on HIV vaccines.

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ChupacabraHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The Fellowship of the Virus trace the early history of HIV in North America, based on genome sequences obtained from late 1970s archival sera, which also reveal that Gaetan Dugas was not Patient Zero.

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Alan – VP8SGI
Dickson – New leaf-shaped spider discovered
Rich – Dance of Earth and Venus About the Sun
Kathy – Cultivar Series, Mutatoes, Uli Westphal site
Vincent – Kung Fu Mantis vs Jumping Spider

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Eucyclops agilisHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The multi-dimensional TWiV-brane brings you the entries in the haiku/limerick contest, and explain how a giant virus infects a host within another host (it has to do with predators!).

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Weekly Science Picks 1:51:00

AlanCubes in Space
DicksonThe Architecture of Eden by H. Pearlman and A. Whalley
RichStudying the building blocks of life in stereo (original paper)
KathyAncient bottom wipes yield evidence of diseases (original paper)
VincentIguana vs snakes

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A82VHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Jeremy Luban, Aaron Lin, and Ted Diehl

Jeremy, Aaron, and Ted join the TWiV team to discuss their work on identifying a single amino acid change in the Ebola virus glycoprotein from the West African outbreak that increases infectivity in human cells.

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Jeremy – Real time tracking of Ebola virus evolution
Ted – The Brain Scoop
Aaron – Kate Rubins sequencing DNA on ISS (video)
Alan – A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Rich –  Vendee Globe
Kathy – Axios
Vincent – Vendors from above by Loes Heerinck

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Michael DiamondHost: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Michael Diamond

Michael Diamond visits the TWiV studio to talk about chikungunya virus and his laboratory’s work on a mouse model of Zika virus, including the recent finding of testicular damage caused by viral replication.

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Paul Duprex

Guests: Ralph Baric, Felix Drexler, Marion Koopmans, and Stacey Schultz-Cherry

From the EIDA2Z conference at Boston University, Vincent, Alan and Paul meet up with Ralph Baric, Felix Drexler, Marion Koopmans, and Stacey Schultz-Cherry to talk about discovering, understanding, protecting, and collaborating on emerging infectious diseases.

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spider toxin gene in WOHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Mark Fuccio

The TWiVome reveal the first eukaryotic genes found in a bacteriophage of Wolbachia, and how DNA tumor virus oncogenes antagonize sensing of cytoplasmic DNA by the cell.

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Mark – EFN Enterprise Futures Network and Mission Log Podcast
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2016 Wildlife Comedy Photography
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 –  ZuTA, portable robotic printer
Kathy – How LEGO help blind people see
Vincent – 
Airplane photos of Mike Kelley

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Hannah – Frozen Flow Glass (Instagram)

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Strummer

Drawing by Strummer

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVeroos examine a reverse spillover of Newcastle disease virus vaccines into wild birds, and identification of a protein cell receptor for murine noroviruses.

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Alan – Braincraft
Rich
 –  Now is the Greatest Time to Be Alive
Kathy – CRISPR/Cas9 by A Capella Science
Vincent – 
Microbes After Hours: The Necromicrobiome

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JoleneChalk Talk Science by Dennis Mangan

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Sharon Isern and Scott Michael

Sharon Isern and Scott Michael. Photo by Melissa Neubek.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Sharon Isern and Scott Michael

Sharon and Scott join the TWiV team to talk about their work on dengue antibody-dependent enhancement of Zika virus infection, and identifying the virus in mosquitoes from Miami.

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Zika virus in Florida

Zika virus in Florida. Source: Florida Weekly Arbovirus Reports.

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Sharon – Zika virus comics and cartoons and Florida weekly arbovirus reports
Scott – Real-time tracking of Zika virus evolution
Alan – Evolution of antibiotic resistance on a mega plate
Rich
 –  Windytv
Kathy – Zika virus map and timeline
Vincent – 
Ohsumi Nobel advanced information and HR 5325 funding breakdown

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