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Nels and Vincent continue their discussion of SARS-CoV-2 evolution, including understanding recurrent mutations in the viral genome, and the potential for re-emergence of the virus from an animal reservoir.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks 1:22:36

Nels – The Cell in Evolution
VincentVisual Science

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Nels and Vincent continue their discussion of SARS-CoV-2 evolution, with a report that the coronavirus proofreading enzyme stimulates RNA recombination, and debunking the conclusion that a change in the viral spike glycoprotein is associated with increased human to human transmission.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks 1:07:44

Nels – In Memoriam: Gordon Lark
VincentJohn Oliver Discussion of Antibody Tests

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CoV_bank

Nels and Vincent continue their discussion of SARS-CoV-2 from an evolutionary viewpoint, including function of the furin cleavage site, whether Vervet cells are an informative system, another bat isolate, and a nomenclature to assist genomic epidemiology.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks 1:13:59

Nels – EvoEco seminars
VincentCoronavirus book for children

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nextstrain.org

Nels and Vincent continue their discussion of SARS-CoV-2 from an evolutionary viewpoint, focusing on what the genome sequences tell us about the virus.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks 1:24:55

Nels – Science Mill Explorer Zone
VincentCOVID-19 treatment and therapy tracker

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Nels and Vincent examine SARS-CoV-2 from an evolutionary viewpoint, examining what the spike glycoprotein sequence informs us about the origin of the virus.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks 1:18:59


Nels – Alejandro Sanchez TED Talk
VincentWHO SARS-CoV-2 Sitrep

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helix-loop-helix

Nels and Vincent dive deep into evolution and consider how new proteins emerged billions of years ago, when there were no other proteins to serve as starting material.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Nels – Universal principled review
VincentHostile Planet by National Geographic

Listener Pick

Courtney – Nightwish Endless Forms Most Beautiful and Shudder Before The Beautiful

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Nels and Vincent discuss signatures of sex chromosome evolution revealed by assembly of a young vertebrate Y chromosome from 3-spined stickleback fish.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Nels – Genome from a 5,700-Year-Old Wad of Chewed Gum
VincentNJ Sea-Level Rise Reports

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Rich joins Nels and Vincent for a debriefing on the 4th Ringberg Symposium on Giant Virus Biology in Tegernsee, Germany.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Rich Condit

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Science Picks 1:42:56

Rich – Flightradar24
Nels – Deutsches Museum Munich
VincentDiversify Microbiology

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Nels and Vincent reveal a new choanoflagellate that forms multicellular cup shaped colonies that respond to light to alternate between feeding and swimming behavior.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks 1:24:00

Nels – How to write a great science paper by Cormac McCarthy
VincentNatural Selection Store

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Nels and Vincent trace the origins of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains used to make beer, and find that ales and lagers are made with yeasts that were derived from those used to make European grape wine and Asian rice wine.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks 1:21:24

Nels – Population fluctuations in 10 biggest cities
Vincent1.7 million year old rhino tooth (original Nature paper)

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