TWiV 137: Look what the dog dragged in

June 12, 2011

dog_humanHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Dickson Despommier, Amit Kapoor, and Ian Lipkin

The TWiV team speaks with Amit Kapoor and Ian Lipkin about how they discovered canine hepacivirus, and its implications for the origin and evolution of hepatitis C virus.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #137 (69 MB .mp3, 96 minutes).

Subscribe (free): iTunesRSSemail

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Alan – What do marine mammals eat? (YouTube)
NIH rocket boys
Dickson – Cytomegalovirus needs an antiviral protein (Science)
Vincent – All pdfs free at National Academy of Science Press

Listener Pick of the Week

Adriana and Ye Jung  – The man who was cured of AIDS (article one and two)

Send your virology questions and comments to

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

3 comments on “TWiV 137: Look what the dog dragged in

  1. Alan Dove Jun 13, 2011

    Vincent, where the hell did you get that picture? It’s perfect for this episode, of course, but also intensely creepy.

Content on this site is licensed by Microbe TV, LLC under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License