TWiV 981: Tastes like chikungunya

February 5, 2023

TWiV explains the recent meeting of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) where stricter guidelines for research involving human, animal, and plant pathogens were considered, and how the consumption of viruses by small protists returns energy to food chains.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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•Research assistant position at FDA (pdf) 3:30
•Register for ASV 2023 4:06
MicrobeTV Discord Server 5:01
•NSABB proposed oversight framework (pdf) 14:03, 32:45
Stricter US guidelines for research (Nature) 32:51
•Information on NSABB (NIH)
Consumption of viruses by protists (PNAS) 46:43
Letters read on TWiV 981 1:12:20
•Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

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Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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