TWiV 88: A bug fix, an AIDS treatment, and an undead retrovirus

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Marc Pelletier

On episode #88 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Marc discuss using a virus for beetle control, RNA based gene therapy for AIDS, and reconstitution of a endogenous human retrovirus.

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1 thought on “TWiV 88: A bug fix, an AIDS treatment, and an undead retrovirus”

  1. 0:00 humour
    4:00 Controlling the palm rhinoceros beetle with a virus
    36:20-50:30 HERV
    54:30 emails , SIV,GE,engineer viruses,cold by tooth,cancer,
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