Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Raul Andino
Vincent meets up with Raul Andino in San Francisco to discuss the RNAi-based antiviral defense system of Drosophila, the fruit fly, and how it is antagonized by viruses.
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- Antiviral immunity in Drosophila requires RNAi spread (Nature)
- Cricket paralysis virus antagonizes Argonaute 2 in Drosophila (Nature Struct Biol)
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What a fantastic guy, he has made a tricky subject accessible while naturally highlighting the importance of basic research