This Week in Virology and Futures in Biotech join together in a science mashup to talk about a virophage at the origin of DNA transposons, and unintended spread of a recombinant retrovirus.
Click the arrow above to play, or right click to download TWiV #125 (59 MB .mp3, 81 minutes).
Links for this episode:
- A virophage at the origin of large DNA transposons (Science)
- EurekAlert! on virophage
- Sputnik, the first virophage (Nature)
- Unintended spread of BSL2 recombinant retrovirus (Retrovirology)
- TWiV on Facebook
- Letters read on TWiV 125
- Video of this episode – view above or at YouTube
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