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Jun 27, 2019

At ASM Microbe in San Francisco, Nels and Vincent meet up with Paul Turner to talk about evolutionary considerations in using bacteriophages to treat infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Paul Taylor

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NelsScience Glass

Vincent- Phage therapy for disseminated Mycobacterial infection

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May 25, 2019

Dustin Rubinstein joins Nels and Vincent to discuss coevolution of genome architecture and social behavior, and studying social transitions in sponge-dwelling snapping shrimp.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Dustin Rubinstein

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Dustin- Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies 1 by E.O. Wilson, and The Human Swarm by Mark O. Moffett

NelsFor Love of Insects by Thomas Eisner

Vincent- Quacks blamed for Pakistan HIV-1 outbreak

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Apr 24, 2019

Nels and Vincent review the contribution of multiple Denisovan lineages to the modern Papuan genome.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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NelsSydney Brenner - What Genomes Can Tell Us About the Past
Vincent- Scientific Communication in a Post-Truth Society

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Mar 20, 2019

Nels and Vincent explore the evolution of new protein-coding genes de novo from nocoding DNA sequences, using the antifreeze protein of northern codfish as a model.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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NelsScience at Sundance reviews

Vincent- The Rise and Fall of Scientific Authority

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Feb 15, 2019

Nels and Vincent move back to reproductive isolation - this time, pre-zygotic, in the charismatic orchid bee where the males make chemically distinct perfumes to attract mates of the same species.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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NelsNature Zen: Orchid Bees Are Shiny
Vincent- What You Believe About Science Denial May Be All Wrong

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Jan 26, 2019

Nels and Vincent look at the intracellular bacteria Legionella from an evolutionary perspective: the role of gene acquisition and reshuffling from plants, animals, fungi, and archaea in the emergence of human pathogens.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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