This Week in Evolution


TWiEVO 5: Looking at straw colored fruit bats through a straw

On episode #5 of the science show This Week in Evolution, Sara Sawyer and Kartik Chandran join Nels and Vincent to talk about how the filovirus receptor NPC1 regulates Ebolavirus susceptibility in bats. You can find TWiEVO #5 at, or you can listen below. [powerpress url=”″] Click arrow to play Download TWiEVO 5 (73 MB .mp3, 98 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email

TWiEVO: This Week in Evolution

To a molecular biologist, the word ‘evolution’ evokes images of fossils, dusty rocks, and phylogenetic trees covering eons. The fields of molecular biology and evolutionary biology diverged during the twentieth century, but new experimental technologies have lead to a fusion of the two disciplines. The result is that evolutionary biologists have the unprecedented ability to evaluate how genetic change produces novel …

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