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This Week in Evolution

Vincent Racaniello
Natural SciencesScience

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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Latest Episodes

Nels and Vincent provide an update on cases of monkeypox, and summarize a biochemical view of three changes in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that may balance positive and negative selection. more

a month ago

Alex joins Nels and Vincent to discuss his work which demonstrates that somatic mutation rates scale with lifespan in mammals. more

2 months ago

Nels and Vincent describe how a single amino acid change can allow E. coli to replace the essential gut symbiont of the stinkbug Plautia stali. more

3 months ago


4.7 out of 5 stars from 187 ratings
  • So good

    Informative and scientifically inspiring. Hosts and guests are excellent.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 months ago
  • Listener

    I think Vincent should stick to Virology and not politics. I resent his arrogance as he is neither educated in or has any real world work experience in the politics and economics he is so eager to push in his podcast, especially when he is surrounded with others that also have no real experience other than the post modernist thinking of the university. If he wants to bandstand his politics in his podcast, he should have the guts to have Ben Shapiro as a guest He might just end up reevaluating h... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States8 months ago
  • Love this show

    Great one to learn while pipetting in the lab!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States10 months ago
  • Love this show

    Great team

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom10 months ago
  • Still producing quality content.

    a year ago

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