TWiV 956: A domesticated viral envelope with Cedric Feschotte and John Anthony Frank

November 20, 2022

Cedric and John join TWiV to discuss their research showing that a human protein derived from an ancient retrovirus infection can protect against infection by other retroviruses.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Cedric Feschotte and John Anthony Frank

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One comment on “TWiV 956: A domesticated viral envelope with Cedric Feschotte and John Anthony Frank

  1. In response to Lisa from Austin’s letter, this Stanford website might be helpful: https://covdb.stanford.edu/susceptibility-data/table-mab-susc/ A LOW SCORE IS BETTER! You’ll have to look for what all the abbreviations mean; the information is there though, I share Lisa’s view that a cocktail of two highly effective monoclonal antibodies,(which may need to be from different companies) is likely to be more escape-proof.