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Sep 20, 2017

Nels and Vincent reveal how the protein DHX9 suppresses RNA processing defects caused by invasion of the Alu retroelement into the human genome.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks

Nels - Saving Hellbender Salamanders
Vincent - The Living River

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Aug 30, 2017

Maitreya Dunham joins Nels and Vincent to explain how her laboratory uses experimental evolution to study yeast flocculation, the community-building cell aggregation trait.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Maitreya Dunham

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Nels - Floating Fire Ant Colonies in Houston and Help for Houston Researchers
Vincent - Help People Affected by Harvey and How To Help Harvey Victims

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Jul 13, 2017

Rich Condit joins Nels and Vincent to explain how a vaccinia virus protein customizes ribosomes to favor the translation of viral mRNAs with a stretch of A residues in the 5'-untranslated region.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

 

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Rich - Sniffing out significant “Pee values”
Nels - 
Cuttlefish mimicking a hermit crab (evolutionary context)
Vincent - Our first bioRxiv submission!

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Jun 20, 2017

Nels and Vincent explore the role of TSR proteins during colonization of cnidarians by dinoflagellates.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

 

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Science Picks

Nels - CRISPR 5 ways
Vincent - The Vital Question by Nick Lane

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May 24, 2017

Jonathan Weiner, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beak of the Finch, joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his career and his writing. 

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Jonathan Weiner

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Nels - The Gap by Ira Glass
Vincent - EPA removes climate science site

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Apr 10, 2017

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ni-Chen 'Sylvia' Chang, Waring 'Buck' Trible, and Sean K. McKenzie

Buck and Sean join Vincent in New York, while Sylvia is with Nels in Salt Lake City to discuss the first mutant ant ever made: disruption of orco, a gene required for function of odorant receptors, show defects in social behavior and fitness.

 

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Nels - Urban Nature and What Makes a City Ant?
Vincent - Animations from WEHI

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Mar 13, 2017

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Stephen Goff

Nels joins Vincent in New York City to speak with Stephen Goff about transmissible clam cancers and the silencing of integrated retroviral genomes.

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Science Picks

Nels - Mindsuckers
Vincent - What is a species?

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Feb 25, 2017

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Nels and Vincent reveal how introns - the parts of pre-mRNAs that are removed by splicing - were generated by DNA transposons in two different picoeukaryotes.

 

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Science Picks

Nels - Did eukaryotes invent anything? (TWiM 144)
Vincent - Virology course online

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Jan 22, 2017

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Hopi Hoekstra

Nels and Vincent speak with Hopi Hoekstra about her career and the work of her laboratory on developmental mechanisms of stripe patterns in rodents. 

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Hopi -Diversify EEBAnne's List
Nels - 
Celebration for Harry Noller
Vincent - Biological Warfare, Virus Style (journal article)

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