Ben tenOever joins the TWiVoli to discuss the evolution of RNA interference and his lab’s finding that RNAse III nucleases, needed for the maturation of cellular RNAs, are an ancient antiviral RNA recognition platform in all domains of life.
Guest: Ben tenOever
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Links for this episode
- RNAseIII is an ancient antiviral effector (Nature) 11:30
- Influenza suppression of RNAi (PNAS) 30:45
- Questioning mammalian antiviral RNAi (Nat Micro) 30:55
- Antiviral protection via RdRp (PLoS Path) 1:03:40
- Evolution of antiviral defense (Cell Host Micr)
- Letters read on TWiV 450 4:05
Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!
Weekly Science Picks 1:16:05
Ben – Invisible Invaders by Peter Radetsky
Kathy – ASV 2017 Virolympics Crossword solved (pdf) and National Museum of the Air Force
Rich – Columbia river gorge and Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose
Dickson – All the World’s Earthquakes
Alan – Map of Roman roads
Vincent – Brain atlas of fly behavior
Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.
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