Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler
Guests: Ralph Baric and Vineet Menachery
Vincent, Rich, and Kathy speak with Ralph and Vineet about their research on the potential of SARS-like bat coronaviruses to infect human cells and cause disease in mice.
Click arrow to play
Download TWiV 364 (95 MB .mp3, 131 min)
Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email
Links for this episode
- Zoonotic potential of SARS-like bat viruses (Nature)
- SARS-CoV susceptibility loci via collaborative cross (PLoS Genetics) 47:00, 57:25
- Ebright and Wain-Hobson quotes (Nature) 1:17:20
- Misleading press release (UNC) 1:24:45
- Super powerful SARS 2.0 (not!) (Motherboard)
- SARS-like bat virus can jump without mutating (not!) (Daily Mail) 1:26:30
- Photo credit
- Letters read on TWiV 364 1:47:40
This episode is sponsored by Mt. Sinai Department of Microbiology (2:10), ASM Education (33:25), and the 32nd Clinical Virology Symposium (1:51:30)
Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!
Weekly Science Picks 1:53:00
Kathy – California Dept of Public Health
Rich – Leafy greens on space station
Vincent – Mechanical keyboards and TWiV on Perfect your podcast
Jesse – Networking for Nerds by Alaina G. Levine
Russell – Worldmapper
Send your virology questions and comments to email@example.com
Prof VRR- You mentioned you are going to UNC Chapel Hill.
When is that? Seems like you had a number of professors on TWIV from UNC lately- first Dr. Blossom Damania and now Dr. Ralph Baric from UNC. Any more planned for the future?
Dr. Damania is arranging a visit to UNC Chapel Hill next semester. I’ll do a TWiV there with even more virologists! No date set yet.
What’s your comment on recent outbreak? Is there any evidence showing the possibility of lab leaking?
Crickets. This is what rattles people. Thanks for asking. And when there is an answer (such as the Nature Medicine paper of 17 March) it’s full of speculation and evasion and then branded as “the science is settled”.
You’d be surprised how many laymen are studying the Baric & WIV paper here in 2020.