TWiV 940: Eddie Holmes in on viral origins

Eddie Holmes joins TWiV to discuss his role in the first release of the SARS-CoV-2 genome sequence, what really happened during the infamous Fauci teleconference, and evidence that the virus came from Nature and not from a lab.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Guest: Eddie Holmes

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4 thoughts on “TWiV 940: Eddie Holmes in on viral origins”

  1. The panel’s incredible span of knowledge about viruses, and the suggestions as to where to look for ancestors of SARS-CoV-2 etc., compels me to ask them what they think about MetaSUB, which did a survey to wit:

    “The very first study [link] from what has grown into the MetaSUB team demonstrated that nearly half of the DNA from subway surfaces didn’t match any known organism. The data paint a picture of a diverse ecology that we know relatively little about, spanning the tree of life to include prokaryotes, fungi, eukaryotes, protists and viruses (mostly bacteriophages) adapted to live in our human-made spaces.”


  2. Would be very interesting to have an interview with Alina Chan or Richart Ebright to provide balance to the Holmes interview.

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