TWiV 83: An hour with Dr. Kiki

May 23, 2010

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan DoveRich Condit, and Kirsten Sanford

Vincent, Alan, Rich, and special guest Dr. Kirsten Sanford talk about her career in science media, then consider whether smallpox eradication led to the AIDS pandemic, high fidelity RNA synthesis, and a new Ebola virus vaccine.

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4 comments on “TWiV 83: An hour with Dr. Kiki

  1. Mark M Jun 2, 2010

    In this episode you say that the fatality rate for intentional smallpox infection via the middle-eastern method was 1%, as opposed to 30% for natural infection. You go on to say that this constitutes a 30-fold increase in likelihood of survival, when in fact it is a 1.41-fold increase.