Erin joins the TWiVirions to discuss a computer exploit encoded in DNA, creation of pigs free of endogenous retroviruses, and mutations in the gene encoding an innate sensor of RNA in children with severe viral respiratory disease.
Guest: Erin Garcia
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Links for this episode
- DNA-based computer exploit (pdf)
- Inactivation of porcine endogenous retrovirus in pigs (Science)
- Severe viral respiratory infections in children with IFIH1 mutations (PNAS)
- IRF7 deficiency and severe respiratory infection (TWiV 336)
- Image credit
- Letters read on TWiV 455
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