Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove and Kathy Spindler
Guests: Nels Elde and Edward Chuong
Nels and Ed join the TWiV team to talk about their observation that regulation of the human interferon response depends on regulatory sequences that were co-opted millions of years ago from endogenous retroviruses.
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- Endogenous retroviruses and regulation of innate immunity (Science) 16:20
- Placenta is viral (Nature) 8:35
- An ERV that maintains pluripotency of human embryonic stem cells (TWiV 279) 1:10:10
- Letters read on TWiV 382 1:17:15
This episode is sponsored by ASM Agar Art Contest and ASV 2016 10:30, 1:14:45
Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!
Weekly Science Picks 1:32:40
Nels – Don’t Get Me Started – Matt Giorgianni
Alan – Sun’s magnetic field (paper)
Dickson – Most realistic dinosaur terrifies
Vincent – Top secret!
Kathy – Zika virus risk for US 50 cities (paper)
Ed – Watching comb jellies poop
Asal – Lost paper of Gregor Mendel
Dennis – PhysicsGirl
Jacob – Second (XKCD) and ACI blogger interview
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I spent an excelent time listen you, I’m always amused by the power of virus driving evolution and I also learned a lot!
Here is a more domesticated dino. Tinkerbell even has a collar with a bell: