reverse transcriptase

Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: John Coffin Vincent speaks with John Coffin about his career studying retroviruses, including working with Howard Temin, endogenous retroviruses, XMRV, chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS, and his interest in growing cranberries. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 320 (81 MB .mp3, 112 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode John Coffin (Wikipedia) Specific […]


Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Carla Saleh and Curtis Suttle At the International Congress of Virology in Montreal, Vincent speaks with Carla and Curtis about their work on RNA interference and antiviral defense in fruit flies, and viruses in the sea, the greatest biodiversity on Earth. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 301 (60 MB .mp3, 84 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links […]

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Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Melissa Churchill, Alex Khromykh, Gilda Tachedjian, and Paul Young Vincent visits Melbourne, Australia and speaks with Melissa, Alex, Gilda, and Paul about their work on HIV infection of the central nervous system, West Nile virus, microbicides for HIV, and the Koala retrovirus. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 293 (67 MB .mp3, 93 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The Twivsters discuss how reverse transcriptase encoded in the human genome might produce DNA copies of RNA viruses in infected cells. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 288 (87 MB .mp3, 120 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Should variola virus be destroyed? (poll at virology blog) DNA […]


TWiV 163: What Rous wrought

December 25, 2011

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Alan Dove Vincent, Dickson, Rich, and Alan review the 100 year old finding by Peyton Rous of a transmissible sarcoma of chickens, a discovery that ushered in the era of tumor virology. Please help us by taking our listener survey. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and David Baltimore Vincent, Alan, and Rich celebrate the 100th episode of TWiV by talking about viruses with Nobel Laureate David Baltimore. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #100 (68 MB .mp3, 94 minutes) Subscribe to TWiV (free) in iTunes , at the […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier Vincent and Dickson continue virology 101 with a discussion of information flow from RNA to DNA, a process known as reverse transcription, which occurs in cells infected with retroviruses, hepatitis B virus, cauliflower mosaic virus, foamy viruses, and even in uninfected cells. This episode is sponsored by Data Robotics […]