TWiV 187: The mummy

Vincent and Rich discuss recovery of a hepatitis B viral genome from a 16th century Korean mummy, and personal omics profiling of an individual over a 14 month period.

Links for this episode:

Weekly Science Picks

Rich – The Checklist by Atul Gawande
Vincent – Artologica

Listener Pick of the Week

David – Cracking your genetic code (Nova)
Josh – The nuclearization of biology is a threat to health and security (pdf)

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