TWiEVO 16: Breaking in the making of genes

February 25, 2017

Elde Lab Mobile StudioHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Nels and Vincent reveal how introns – the parts of pre-mRNAs that are removed by splicing – were generated by DNA transposons in two different picoeukaryotes.

Click arrow to play
Download TWiEVO 16 (47 MB .mp3, 77 min)
Subscribe (free): iTunesRSSemail

Become a patron of TWiEVO

This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron. Blue Apron is the #1 fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service in the country. See what’s on the menu this week and get your first 3 meals free with your first purchase – WITH FREE SHIPPING – by going to

Science Picks

Nels – Did eukaryotes invent anything? (TWiM 144)
Vincent – Virology course online

Music on TWiEVO is performed by Trampled by Turtles

Send your evolution questions and comments to

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *