TWiV 461: Gotta trace them all!

October 1, 2017

neural circuit tracingThe TWiVers discuss the declining readability of scientific texts, and review the use of self-inactivating rabies virus for tracing neural circuits.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Brianne Barker

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Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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3 comments on “TWiV 461: Gotta trace them all!

  1. Steen Oct 1, 2017

    The link for Rich’s pick takes me to a subscriber page. Here is the summary page, for people who have institutional access:
    It looks like the two main ruff papers are open access: 1) 2)
    Supergene inversions do sound intriguing, maybe worth revisiting on TWiEvo.

    Great show, as usual. Thanks for reading my long email.