Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Dickson Despommier, Amit Kapoor, and Ian Lipkin
The TWiV team speaks with Amit Kapoor and Ian Lipkin about how they discovered canine hepacivirus, and its implications for the origin and evolution of hepatitis C virus.
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- Characterization of canine hepacivirus (PNAS)
- Humanized mouse model for HCV (EurekAlert!)
- Summary of CHV study from Mailman School of Public Health
- Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University
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- Letters read on TWiV 137
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Vincent, where the hell did you get that picture? It’s perfect for this episode, of course, but also intensely creepy.
It’s just a photo of my son’s dog 🙂
wow a human looking dog spooky and challenging and thought provoking