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May 20, 2020

Nels and Vincent continue their discussion of SARS-CoV-2 evolution, including understanding recurrent mutations in the viral genome, and the potential for re-emergence of the virus from an animal reservoir.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks

Nels - The Cell in Evolution
Vincent - Visual Science

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Apr 4, 2020

Nels and Vincent continue their discussion of SARS-CoV-2 from an evolutionary viewpoint, focusing on what the genome sequences tell us about the virus.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks

Nels - Science Mill Explorer Zone
Vincent - COVID-19 treatment and therapy tracker

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Nov 29, 2019

Rich joins Nels and Vincent for a debriefing on the 4th Ringberg Symposium on Giant Virus Biology in Tegernsee, Germany.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Rich Condit

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Science Picks

Rich - Flightradar24
Nels - Deutsches Museum Munich
Vincent - Diversify Microbiology

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Oct 31, 2019

Nels and Vincent reveal a new choanoflagellate that forms multicellular cup shaped colonies that respond to light to alternate between feeding and swimming behavior.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks

Nels - How to write a great science paper by Cormac McCarthy
Vincent - Natural Selection Store

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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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Science Picks

NelsScience Glass

Vincent- Phage therapy for disseminated Mycobacterial infection

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Jul 25, 2018

Nels and Vincent are astounded by the finding of an insect-derived virus in a fungus that manipulates the behavior of flies.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

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Science Picks

Nels - Mindsuckers; getting photos; Anand Varma photos 
Vincent - Happy Birthday Gregor Mendel

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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?

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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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