TWiV 958: Pass the RNA and have some venison pi

November 27, 2022

The TWiV team reveals a variant SARS-CoV-2 that emerged in deer with deer-to-human transmission, and hybrid virus particles produced by co-infection with influenza virus and respiratory syncytial virus particles.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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2 comments on “TWiV 958: Pass the RNA and have some venison pi

  1. Paul Chernick Nov 27, 2022

    oops. You posted a garbled link to the woodpeckers. It says “Pasta Grammar”, but it doesn’t go anywhere.

    Oh, and if anyone is interested in nuclear as a power source, they might want to look into France’s problem with its reactors this year (at the worst time, given the Russian war in Ukraine).

    Finally, some said the nuclear fuel rods are made of cesium, not uranium. They are typically enriched uranium, clad in zirconium (or other metal alloy).

  2. Donell Nov 27, 2022

    I really enjoy the episodes when you go down the zooanodic rabbit hole having volunteered in wildlife rehab ages ago in eastern NC
    Do hybrid virus have hybrid vigor? Scary stuff indeed.