Episode Summary

Cedric and John join TWiV to discuss their research showing that a human protein derived from an ancient retrovirus infection can protect against infection by other retroviruses.

Guests: Cedric Feschotte and John Anthony Frank

Links for this episode

  • Support MicrobeTV with a Spike t-shirt (Vaccinated.us) with promo code MicrobeTV 6:41
  • Cedric on TWiV 935 1:24
  • Antiviral retroviral protein (Science) 8:24
  • Stealing genes, facing consequences (Science) 47:37
  • Letters read on TWiV 956 1:04:42
  • Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

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