Vincent, Alan, and Rich talk about XMRV integration sites in prostate tumor DNA, the decline effect and scientific method, and the first virus of Caenorhabditis nematodes.
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Links for this episode:
- Analysis of XMRV integration sites from human prostate cancer (Retrovirology)
- Integration site preference of XMRV (J Virology)
- The Decline Effect and the Scientific Method by Jonathan Lehrer (New Yorker)
- Why most published research findings are false (PLoS Medicine)
- Cochrane Reviews
- Richard Feynman’s 1974 Caltech Commencement Address (pdf) (thanks, Bill!)
- First virus of Caenorhabditis (PLoS Biology)
- Nodaviruses at ViralZone
- Spandrels (thanks, Welkin!)
- TWiV on Facebook
- Letters read on TWiV 123
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