Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit
Vincent, Alan, and Rich answer listener email about bioinformatics, insects, influenza, laboratory classes, commensalism, reproducibility of data, and more.
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- Vaccinia virus sequence from patient with vaccine complication (pdf)
- The evolution of intellectual freedom (thanks, Robin!)
- Free access to British scientific research (Guardian)
- xTAG respiratory viral panel
- Houston rabies case (Statesman)
- Tertulia (Wikipedia)
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Weekly Science Picks
Alan – The Microbial Olympics (supplementary information)
Rich – PharmaJet needle free injection system
Vincent – Microbes and Evolution by Roberto Kolter and Stanley Maloy (paperback and Kindle)
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Ricardo – TED-ED
Kristopher – Ed Yong on Econtalk
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Vincent, why not our Virus Pathogen Resource, http://www.viprbrc.org ? I’ve been developing bioinformatics tools for them for seven years now. You could probably get Richard Scheuermann on the program. May I recommend someone more applied, like this, than a “pure play computational theoretician”. The real problems are in relating molecular genetics and top level phenotype in the host. We’re doing that right now. It exists.