Dr. Kiki and ERV, LIVE!

Im going to be doing a live show for This Week in Science tonight!

Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour

Gonna talk about endogenous retroviruses and how to bring them back to life (just in time for Halloween!!) and all sorts of fun stuff (HIV-1, epigenetics, etc)!

They uploaded the video if you couldnt catch it live– listen to me blither here!


  1. #1 Grant
    October 28, 2010

    I’m confused :-/

    I’m seeing this for tonight (where you are, that is, it’s “tomorrow” where I am!) :-

    “The question of whether fish feel pain. Guest: Dr. Victoria Braithwaite, Professor of Fisheries and Biology, School of Forest Resources, Pennsylvania State University.”

    Somehow I don’t think you’re talking about fish feeling pain 🙂

  2. #2 Grant
    October 29, 2010

    Got it figured now.

    Those pigs are from NEW ZEALAND, not Australia!! Hrrrumph.

  3. #3 Grant
    October 29, 2010

    Great interview.

    You’re not on twitter?!! (Maybe a smart move – it can eat up a lot of time…)

  4. #4 Levi
    October 29, 2010

    Nice work with this interview. You speak fairly fast. Toastmasters international is a great resource if you plan on doing regular public speaking like this.

    You both covered a lot of ground in a short time. I found your comments on retroviral disease markers intriguing. Feel free to discuss this topic on your blog.

  5. #5 Bruce
    October 29, 2010

    Good job, and the tinkle of dog tags in the background provided a nice homey touch that I miss.

  6. #6 Emerson
    October 30, 2010

    I just now started listening. I love your voice, it doesn’t sound at all like I expected it too, but I’m a big fan.

  7. #7 R. Schauer
    October 30, 2010

    In the education/academic domain, you and Dr. Kiki need to go viral in every middle school and high school science classroom! You are dynamite on video…one incredibly informative and stunning genetic package. I would have appreciated images of you working in the lab and maybe a few images of ERVs, or something, popping-up once in a while. The interview did cover a ton of ground…and left me wanting to know more. ERVs are VERY COOL!

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    October 30, 2010

    Very nice interview.

  9. #9 the backpacker
    November 3, 2010

    Abby is going to make Zombi-Frankenstein viruses and use it to take over the world forcing the Atheist on us ALL. oh wait I guess I would be cool with that. You think PZ has some supper smart cephalopods hanging around as the Atheist Navy?

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