TWiV 455: Pork and genes

Erin joins the TWiVirions to discuss a computer exploit encoded in DNA, creation of pigs free of endogenous retroviruses, and mutations in the gene encoding an innate sensor of RNA in children with severe viral respiratory disease.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Erin Garcia

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This episode is brought to you by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Part of the U.S. Department of Defense, the Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department hosts the 2017 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology Conference to exchange information on the latest and most dynamic developments for countering chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. Find out more at http://www.cbdstconference.com

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Erin – What If? by Randall Monroe Rich – Art.Science.Gallery (J. Haley Gillespie) Kathy – Astronomy photographer of the year shortlist Alan – Upcoming Eclipses Vincent – Ford Thunderbird Automatic Transmission Rebuild

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Bryan – Neuroscientists tricks journals

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