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TWiV 88: A bug fix, an AIDS treatment, and an undead retrovirus

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On episode #88 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Marc discuss using a virus for beetle control, RNA based gene therapy for AIDS, and reconstitution of a endogenous human retrovirus.

Host links Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Marc Pelletier

Links for this episode:rhino_beetle

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Marc - Apple iPad as a tool for writing, with Papers, Pages, and GoodReader
Alan - The Bacterium and the Bacteriophage
Vincent
- Naturally Obsessed (thanks, Sharon!)

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