TWiV 382: Everyone’s a little bit viral

March 27, 2016

We are viralHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan 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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Ed – Watching comb jellies poop

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6 comments on “TWiV 382: Everyone’s a little bit viral

  1. sandra cervantes Mar 28, 2016

    I spent an excelent time listen you, I’m always amused by the power of virus driving evolution and I also learned a lot!

  2. Chris Mar 29, 2016

    Here is a more domesticated dino. Tinkerbell even has a collar with a bell: