Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit
Vincent, Alan, and Rich revisit circovirus contamination of Rotarix, then discuss poxvirus-like replication of mimivirus in the cell cytoplasm, and whether seasonal influenza immunization increases the risk of infection with the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus.
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Links for this episode:
- Contamination of Rotarix vaccine with porcine circovirus 1 DNA
- Do you want to know what is in your vaccines? Take the poll
- Mimivirus replicates in the cell cytoplasm like poxviruses
- mRNA capping and virus evolution
- Association between the 2008-09 seasonal influenza vaccine and pandemic H1N1 illness (commentary)
- Doane paper goes viral
- Energetics of genome ejection from bacteriophage (thanks Gary!)
- Five strategies for behavioral adaptation to pathogens and parasites (excerpt; thanks Wladimir!)
- Letters read on TWiV 77
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