This Week in Virology

TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Brought to you by four university professors and a science writer.


TWiV #16 - Virology in Saanen, HIV origins

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


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