TWiV 424: FLERVergnügen

January 15, 2017

Prion RoadHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Trudy Rey

Trudy joins the the TWiVlords to discuss new tests for detecting prions in the blood, and evidence showing that foamy retroviruses originated in the seas with their jawed vertebrate hosts at least 450 million years ago.

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Trudy – Artist Jenni Viljaniemi
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Dickson – World’s First Green Energy Boat
Kathy – mSphereDirect video and web
Rich – Deathworld Trilogy by Harry Harrison
Vincent – Trump’s Vaccine Panel (NYTimes), Offit’s Response (Daily Beast), ASM Letter

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