Host: Vincent Racaniello
Guests: Michael Metzger and Steve Goff
Vincent meets up with Michael and Steve to discuss their finding of a transmissible tumor in soft shell clams associated with a retrovirus-like element in the clam genome.
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- Hemocytic leukemia in soft shell clam (Sci Total Environ) 12:30
- Activation of Steamer in neoplastic hemocytes (PNAS) 19:40
- Transmission of clonal cancer cells in clams (Cell) 11:40, 35:45
- Steve Goff on TWiV #76
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Timestamps by Jennifer. Thank you!
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I enjoyed this episode and I like the idea of looking for Steamer sequence in ocean metagenome data. I made an initial attempt – the results are not too convincing, but here you go. Feel free to pass it on to your guests.