This Week in Evolution
By Vincent Racaniello
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This Week in Evolution is a podcast on the biology of what makes us tick. Hosts Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello take you through the new evolution that has been revolutionized by the field of genomics and molecular biology.
||CleanTWiEVO 31: Virus archaeology, or when the human genome is the junk||Nels and Vincent present ancient hepatitis B virus genome sequences from Bronze Age to Medieval period human remains. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a patron of TWiEVO Ancient hepatitis B virus genomes(Nature)...||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 30: Driving Miss Maize-y||Nels and Vincent reveal how a motor protein in corn causes preferential transmission of chromosomes to egg cells, leading to non-Mendelian inheritance. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a patron of TWiEVO ...||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 29: Evolution on the wing||Nels and Vincent discuss the evolution of blood feeding to nonbiting in a mosquito, and evolution of bacterial virulence in the house finch caused by incomplete host immunity. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 28: Genetics of skin pigmentation in Africa||Sarah Tishkoff joins Nels and Vincent to explain work from her laboratory on the genetic basis of skin pigmentation in Africans. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Sarah Tishkoff Become a patron of TWiEVO ...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 27: Coldevo||Taking a cue from the recent frigid weather, Nels and Vincent explore how modifications of a neuronal cold-sensing channel regulate diminished cold sensitivity in hibernating mammals. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a...||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 26: My Scientist Vinny||Vinny Lynch joins Nels and Vincent to discuss how a zombie gene in elephants protects these large, long lived animals from cancer. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Vinny Lynch Become a patron of TWiEVO ...||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 25: Pigeons show the way||Nels and Vincent discuss a genomic analysis of the passenger pigeon, which shows that species with large and stable populations may be at risk of extinction after a sudden environmental change. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 24: Good viruses visiting bad neighborhoods||Marco Vignuzzi joins Nels and Vincent to discuss recent work from his laboratory on redirecting RNA virus evolution in sequence space. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Marco Vignuzzi Become a patron of TWiEVO ...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 23: The Alus are going to be alright||Nels and Vincent reveal how the protein DHX9 suppresses RNA processing defects caused by invasion of the Alu retroelement into the human genome. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a patron of TWiEVO DHX9...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 22: E pluribus cerevisiae||Maitreya Dunham joins Nels and Vincent to explain how her laboratory uses experimental evolution to study yeast flocculation, the community-building cell aggregation trait. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Maitreya Dunham...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 21: A virus with a green thumb||Rich Condit joins Nels and Vincent to explain how a vaccinia virus protein customizes ribosomes to favor the translation of viral mRNAs with a stretch of A residues in the 5'-untranslated region. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello...||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 20: In the company of cnidarians||Nels and Vincent explore the role of TSR proteins during colonization of cnidarians by dinoflagellates. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Become a patron of TWiEVO TSR domain proteins in cnidarian-dinoflagellate...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 19: The beauty of the story||Jonathan Weiner, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beak of the Finch, joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his career and his writing. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Jonathan Weiner Become a...||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 18: Raiders of the lost orco||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guests: Ni-Chen 'Sylvia' Chang, Waring 'Buck' Trible, and Sean K. McKenzie Buck and Sean join Vincent in New York, while Sylvia is with Nels in Salt Lake City to discuss the first mutant ant ever...||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 17: The curious cases of clam cancers||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Stephen Goff Nels joins Vincent in New York City to speak with Stephen Goff about transmissible clam cancers and the silencing of integrated retroviral genomes. Become a...||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 16: Breaking in the making of genes||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Nels and Vincent reveal how introns - the parts of pre-mRNAs that are removed by splicing - were generated by DNA transposons in two different picoeukaryotes. ...||2/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 15: From cockroaches to grizzly bears||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Hopi Hoekstra Nels and Vincent speak with Hopi Hoekstra about her career and the work of her laboratory on developmental mechanisms of stripe patterns in rodents. Become a...||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 14: TWi-light on the Wasatch Front||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guests: Jessica Brown, Michael Kay, Wayne Potts, June Round, and Janis Weis From the Microbial Pathogenesis Retreat of the University of Utah School of Medicine,...||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 13: This week in ants||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Corrie Moreau Corrie joins Nels and Vincent to talk about her comparative analysis of the genomes of mutualist ants that nest in plants, and non-symbiotic species. ...||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 12: Take a left at the goats||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Josh Drew Josh joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his research on the evolution and conservation of aquatic tropical biodiversity, and the historical...||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 11: Microbial accomplices in multicellularity||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Nicole King Nicole joins Nels and Vincent to discuss the finding of her laboratory that multicellular development of choanoflagellates, the closest living relatives...||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 10: Spicing up peppered moths with a selfish gene||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Nels and Vincent review experiments showing that the replacement of a pale moth with a black one during the industrial revolution was caused by a transposable element. Links for this...||8/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 9: How to crash your gene drive||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Jim Bull Nels and Vincent speak with Jim Bull about the results of genetic models which suggest that the evolution of inbreeding in response to lethal gene drive might make...||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 8: Everyone's a little bit Neanderthal||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Nels visits Vincent in the MicrobeTV studio in New York and talks about how key genes of the Homo sapiens innate immune response were acquired from Neanderthals. Links...||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 7: Pigeon fashion week, feathery boots edition||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Mike Shapiro Mike joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his work on what controls whether pigeons have scaly or feathered feet, and reveals that the hindlimbs of...||4/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 6: Butterflies are free to shuffle||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Nels and Vincent continue with an emerging sub-theme of TWiEVO - organisms with wings - as they reveal how enhancer shuffling produces diverse butterfly wing patterns. Links for...||3/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 5: Looking at straw colored fruit bats through a straw||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guests: Kartik Chandran and Sara Sawyer Sara and Kartik join Nels and Vincent to talk about the filovirus receptor NPC1 regulates Ebolavirus susceptibility in...||2/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 4: Taking the mystery out of the mystery of mysteries||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Guest: Nitin Phadnis Nitin joins Nels and Vincent to explain how he identified a gene that is responsible for male inviability in hybrids from a cross between two species of fruit...||1/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 3: Recombination is for the birds||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Nels and Vincent discuss the evolution of recombination in the genomes of birds and yeast. Links for this episode Stable recombination hotspots in birds...||1/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 2: Faster than a speeding virus||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Nels and Vincent talk about how a cellular enzyme contributes to the very high mutation rate of human immunodeficiency virus type 1. Links for this episode Cell defense...||12/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTWiEVO 1: When (scientific) worlds collide||Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Nels and Vincent launch a new podcast on evolution, and start by discussing how the field has changed through recent mergers of evolutionary and experimental biology in the post-genome era. Links for...||12/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Great evolutionary start
After listening to the first three episodes I have a feeling I'm going to really enjoy this podcast. Nels does an excellent job as host providing a clear and concise explanation of the journal paper being examined. With genetics and evolution being hot areas of scientific inquiry these days I'm sure this podcast will attract many listeners. Looking forward to a discussion of plant and animal mimicry.Thanks Vincent for another great podcast.
Mike in Oregon
A great addition to the family of some of the best biology-themed podcasts out there. Definitely a pleasant listen for anyone with an interest in evolutionary biology, particularly as it relates to the micro-world.
Awesome ecoevo stuff
Great work! I really appreciate this podcast. I'm a PhD student in microbiology and find the content of this podcast to be clear, crisp, and presented in such an interesting way. Keep it up!