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Now displaying: January, 2016
Jan 23, 2016

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Nitin Phadnis

Nitin joins Nels and Vincent to explain how he identified a gene that is responsible for male inviability in hybrids from a cross between two species of fruit flies.

 

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Nels - Watercolor of Darwin and crew
Vincent - SpaceX rocket landing (Verge and ArsTechnica)
Nitin - 120th anniversary of Roentgen's first X-ray

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Jan 9, 2016

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Nels and Vincent discuss the evolution of recombination in the genomes of birds and yeast.

 

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Nels - Tardigrade horizontal gene transfer (The Atlantic article)
Vincent - Einstein's theory of relativity changed everything

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