Vincent and Jeremy, in Saanen, Switzerland, review the 19th Challenge in Virology meeting, and implications of a new HIV-1 sequence from 1960 for the origin of AIDS.
Links for this episode:
NY Times article on Offit vaccine book.
Nature paper on new 1960 HIV-1 sequence.
Massive polio immunization in Pakistan.
PLoS paper on T cell responses to HERVs in HIV-1 infection.
Science blog of the week: Eye on DNA by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Science podcast pick of the week: Persiflager’s Infectious Disease Podcast
Science book of the week: Microbe Hunters by by Paul de Kruif