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TWiV 191: When two rights make a wrong


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This Week in Virology

Vincent Racaniello

New York, NY

Description: TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Hosted by Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Alan Dove, Kathy Spindler, Dickson Despommier.

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TWiV 191: When two rights make a wrong

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Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Nissin Moussatche

Nissin joins the TWiV crew to discuss an outbreak of lethal disease among Cambodian children, and recombination among attenuated herpesvirus vaccines leading to pathogenic viruses.

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Links for this episode: Weekly Science Picks

Alan - H5N1 genetic changes inventory
Rich - Mythbusters: Diet Coke and Mentos (YouTube channel)
Nissin - 
The Pox and the Covenant by Tony Williams, and Tired of War by Tereza Batista
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