120 minutes | Oct 28th 2020

TWiV 676: Tragic gene flow from Neanderthals

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In this episode we explain how regions of the human genome associated with severe COVID-19 are identified, the finding that one of these regions was inherited from Neanderthals, and prolonged SARS-CoV-2 reproduction in an immunocompromised patient.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and Brianne Barker

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Brianne – Kids Meet a Virologist Kathy –  Harvard glass marine invertebrates 3D online Rich – Chernobyl fungi Vincent – Artologica

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Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv

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