TWiV 258: Hedging our bats

November 10, 2013

coronavirusHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Matt Frieman

Matt joins the TWiV team to discuss the discovery of a SARS-like coronavirus in bats that can infect human cells, and what is going on with MERS-coronavirus.

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  • Joseph Coco

    I think Alan is being a bit literal with the ‘science being limited by tools’ answer to Joe’s follow-up email. Sure the insight might precede the tools, but until the tools (mathematics in the Sun revolving around the Earth example) are developed, it remains simply an idea and not a ‘truth’.

  • sabarinathgp

    dear friends
    I am an ardent protagonist of picorna viruses.The question for me is how an MHC molecule can efficiently present a rapidly cytolytic virus like fmdv.It is rampaging my country.
    how insightful it will be to design some novel materials to enhance immunity of vaccine?.
    Are these scientists making a mountain out of a molehill by saying stuff like quasispecies?