Vincent and Alan converse about making published science accessible to everyone, global eradication of poliomyelitis, and whether a plant virus can cause disease in humans.
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Links for this episode:
- Making published science accessible to everyone (Nature News)
- Federal Research Public Access Act
- Is disease eradication a waste of money?
- Do we have an ethical obligation to eradicate polio?
- Signs of progress in polio eradication (NY Times)
- Polio eradication: Harder than it looks (Fortner)
- Gates rethinks his war on polio (WSJ)
- Asymptomatic wild-type poliovirus infection in immune children (J Inf Dis)
- Can a plant virus cause disease in humans? (PLoS One)
- Replication of tomato spotted wilt virus in HeLa cells (PNAS)
- Glycine detected in comet (thanks Vincent!)
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