Nels and Ed join the TWiV team to talk about their observation that regulation of the human interferon response depends on regulatory sequences that were co-opted millions of years ago from endogenous retroviruses.
Links for this episode
- Endogenous retroviruses and regulation of innate immunity (Science) 16:20
- Placenta is viral (Nature) 8:35
- An ERV that maintains pluripotency of human embryonic stem cells (TWiV 279) 1:10:10
- Letters read on TWiV 382 1:17:15
Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!
Weekly Science Picks 1:32:40
Nels – Don’t Get Me Started – Matt Giorgianni
Alan – Sun’s magnetic field (paper)
Dickson – Most realistic dinosaur terrifies
Vincent – Top secret!
Kathy – Zika virus risk for US 50 cities (paper)
Ed – Watching comb jellies poop
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