Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit
This week the TWiV team explains CRISPR/Cas, the immune system of bacteria and archaea, how novel viruses are discovered by deep sequencing of small RNAs, and the relationship between dry weather and outbreaks of West Nile virus infection.
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Links for this episode:
- Review on the CRISPR/cas system of bacteria and archaea
- Virus discovery by sequencing small virus-derived RNAs (paper one and two)
- Dry weather induces outbreaks of West Nile virus infection (paper and comment form)
- Vaccine needle size matters
- Participate in the Personal Genome Project
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