TWiV 174: Dog runs and mooing miRs

March 11, 2012

bucket lab stickersHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich consider whether pet dogs might transmit human noroviruses, and an RNA virus microRNA that might be involved in oncogenesis.

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RichNOAA Buoy Data
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  • Drosha

    two of the listener picks seem to have the same link

  • profvrr

    Thanks, fixed.

  • One1neo

    Idea of announcing the papers beforehand  is great, 
    thanks, best wishes  TWIV, TWIM and TWIP   

  • CHIP!

    Alan was asking about a reference concerning the Norovirus as biggest cause of foodborne illness factoid…here it is… A landmark paper by CDC authors. Very important paper/study