TWiV 833: Grand theft kinesin

November 25, 2021

TWiV reviews Michael Worobey’s dissection of the early COVID-19 cases in Wuhan, and the discovery that herpesviruses assimilate cellular kinesin to produce motorized virus particles.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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2 comments on “TWiV 833: Grand theft kinesin

  1. Jeffery Biss Nov 26, 2021

    Humans do not need meat to sustain life or health and so we should end all animal based meat activities for the benefit of the victims, the nonhuman animal, and to prevent these close encounters. Of course the problem of human overpopulation should be addressed, by developing policies to get people to have no kids so that we drive the human population to well below 2 billion ASAP. The indication that our population is far too great is seen in our biomass that is 0.06 GtC whereas that of all wild mammals is 0.007 GtC. We’re almost 10X their mass! This will lead to ecosystem collapse if we don’t correct this.