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TWiV 110: CSI virology

On episode #110 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, Rich, and Dickson discuss bacteria that can utilize arsenic in place of phosphorus, the passing of Frank Fenner, polio outbreak in The Congo, solving criminal cases of HIV transmission, and classifying viruses by capsid structure.

Host links Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Links for this episode:alan

Weekly science picks:

Dickson - CDC's West Nile virus case count for 2010
Rich -
The red bees of Red Hook
Alan - Arsenic-based life at XKCD
Vincent -
PLoS iPad app

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TWiV #110 (68 MB .mp3, 93 minutes)

 

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