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.


episode 833: Grand theft kinesin

TWiV reviews Michael Worobey’s dissection of the early COVID-19 cases in Wuhan, and the discovery that herpesviruses assimilate cellular kinesin to produce motorized virus particles.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

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Links for this episode
  • Early COVID-19 cases in Wuhan (Science)
  • Herpesviruses assimilate kinesin (Nature)
  • Letters read on TWiV 833
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
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Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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 2021-11-25  1h32m