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This Week in Virology

TWiV 124: Viruses that make you better

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan DoveRich Condit, and Grant McFadden

Vincent, Dickson, Alan, Rich, and Grant discuss a tanapoxvirus protein that inhibits tumor necrosis factor, purging tumors with myxoma virus, and destruction of the last known stocks of smallpox virus.

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