TWiV 417: O is the loneliest letter

November 27, 2016

ChupacabraHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The Fellowship of the Virus trace the early history of HIV in North America, based on genome sequences obtained from late 1970s archival sera, which also reveal that Gaetan Dugas was not Patient Zero.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:35:50

Alan – VP8SGI
Dickson – New leaf-shaped spider discovered
Rich – Dance of Earth and Venus About the Sun
Kathy – Cultivar Series, Mutatoes, Uli Westphal site
Vincent – Kung Fu Mantis vs Jumping Spider

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