TWiV 546: Delta blues and chitlins

May 5, 2019

The un-encapsidated TWiV Humans discuss finding hepatitis D virus-related sequences in birds and snakes, and fatal swine acute diarrhoea syndrome caused by a coronavirus of bat origin.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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Weekly Science Picks 1:42:11

Alan – Plots of Data visualization tool
Rich – How to control the brain; Meet UF Physician Kelly Foote, MD
KathyIceproofing large structures
Vincent – Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Paabo

Listener Pick

Johyne – NYTimes Mag Lab (sorry, no link)
Sheena – History of Vaccines by NPR

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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