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Vincent Racaniello
This Week in Evolution
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 152 ratings
This is a breath of fresh air, it’s like a weekly journal club!
Kyriel66 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/25/20
I like this show. It’s a painless way to learn.
fuzzystarcloud via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/25/20
Educational and interesting
Thank you for the time and effort finding such interesting topics and then deconstructing them in an accessible way. Please keep going
chemimen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/25/19
Recent Episodes
Nels and Vincent explain a new method for calculating the most recent common ancestor of SARS-CoV-2, which concludes that the ancestral virus was circulating in October/November 2019, before its first detection in China.
Published 05/29/21
Nels and Vincent review evidence for recombinant SARS-CoV-2 genomes arising in the B.1.1.7 lineage within the United Kingdom.
Published 04/22/21
Nels and Vincent review a preprint demonstrating that changes in the genomes of the SARS-CoV-2 variants B1.351 and P.1 allow the viruses to reproduce in mouse cells in culture and in laboratory mice.
Published 03/25/21
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