Vincent travels to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to speak with David Baltimore, John Coffin, and Harold Varmus about the discovery in 1970 of retroviral reverse transcriptase and its impact on life sciences research.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello
Guests: David Baltimore, John Coffin, and Harold Varmus
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Links for this episode
- Fifty Years of Reverse Transcriptase (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) 00:29
- 50th Anniversary of RT discovery (Mol Biol Cell)
- RT in virions of Rous sarcoma virus – Temin (Nature) 14:00
- RNA-dependent DNA polymerase in tumor virus particles – Baltimore (Nature) 12:36
Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees
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Minor typo in the description. “Harold Various” should be “Harold Varmus”. Autocorrection strikes again.
Brilliant discussion…thanks for sharing this..
If it was 1850 Semmelweis
would have thought so too.
MarK Kane Goldstein