This Week in Virology

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episode 671: Prizes, polio, and a pandemic puzzle

Daniel Griffin provides a clinical report on COVID-19, then Amy joins us to discuss the 2020 Chemistry Nobel Prize for gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9, continuing circulation of poliovirus in Afghanistan, inborn errors of interferon in patients with severe COVID-19, and listener questions.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

Guests: Daniel Griffin and Amy Rosenfeld

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Links for this episode

  • ASH guidelines on anticoagulants in COVID-19 patients (ASH)
  • Followup of adults with noncritical COVID-19 (Clin Micr Inf)
  • Tocilizumab in COVID-19 ICU patients (Lancet Rheum)
  • Biological safety officer position at CUMC
  • Support MicrobeTV at Parasites Without Borders
  • 2020 Nobel Prize Chemistry (pdf)
  • Progress towards polio eradication Afghanistan (MMWR)
  • Inborn errors of IFN and serious COVID-19 (Science)
  • Letters read on TWiV 671
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

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Rich -RAPS COVID-19 vaccine tracker
Vincent - A Crack in Creation by Doudna and Sternberg and Sternberg on TWiM 184

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 2020-10-11  2h49m