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TWiV 91; You're an ERVous wreck

On episode #91 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Dickson, Alan, Rich and Welkin discuss the nature, origin, and evolution of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), and the recent finding of endogenous filovirus genomes in mammals.

Host links Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Welkin Johnson

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TWiV #91 (64 MB .mp3, 89 minutes)

 

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