TWiEVO 79: When the immune system is away, SARS-CoV-2 will play

July 2, 2022

Nels and Vincent discuss an analysis of the drivers of evolution of SARS-CoV-2 during chronic infections, indicating that a tradeoff exists between antibody evasion and fitness.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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3 comments on “TWiEVO 79: When the immune system is away, SARS-CoV-2 will play

  1. Hi Nels & Vincent,
    I recently heard a short interview with Betül Kaçar, paleogeneticist from Univ of Wisconsin, on the Quanta podcast ‘The Joy of Why’ episode “How Could Life Evolve from Cyanide”, 17:17 ( I though she and her topic were very interesting, and I’d love to learn more. Perhaps she would be a good guest for TWiEVO?
    Thanks, Mark from Missoula

  2. Janet Rutan Jul 2, 2022

    Always so helpful and informative.
    I don’t catch it live,