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Jun 19, 2018

Matt joins Nels and Vincent to discuss the neutral theory of evolution and its rejection in light of genome-scale data.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Matt Hahn

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Science Picks

Nels - Inaugural Transposon Day
Vincent - How many human genes?

Listener Pick

Anne- Plants repeatedly lose ability to obtain nitrogen

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Mar 21, 2018

Nels and Vincent discuss the evolution of blood feeding to nonbiting in a mosquito, and evolution of bacterial virulence in the house finch caused by incomplete host immunity.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks

Nels - IDEA and Impossible Foods
Vincent - it is NOT junk

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Feb 28, 2018

Sarah Tishkoff joins Nels and Vincent to explain work from her laboratory on the genetic basis of skin pigmentation in Africans.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Sarah Tishkoff

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Science Picks

Nels - In Defense of Plants (Shrew Loo)
Vincent - Contribution of NIH funding to new drug approvals

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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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