TWiV 137: Look what the dog dragged in

June 12, 2011

dog_humanHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Dickson Despommier, Amit Kapoor, and Ian Lipkin

The TWiV team speaks with Amit Kapoor and Ian Lipkin about how they discovered canine hepacivirus, and its implications for the origin and evolution of hepatitis C virus.

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  • Alan Dove

    Vincent, where the hell did you get that picture? It’s perfect for this episode, of course, but also intensely creepy.

  • profvrr

    It’s just a photo of my son’s dog :)

  • Richard Gruis

    wow a human looking dog spooky and challenging and thought provoking