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This Week in Evolution

Vincent Racaniello
ScienceNatural Sciences

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 take apart an amazing symbiosis consisting of two bacteria, one bacteriophage, and seven different genomes all within a single-celled alga. more

5 days ago

Nels and Vincent review a collision of synthetic biology and experimental evolution, using a minimal synthetic bacterial cell with only 473 genes, the smallest genome of any known organism that can be grown in lab culture. more

a month ago

Nels and Vincent explain a study of how interspecies competition between two algae influences evolution of metabolism and size. more

2 months ago


4.7 out of 5 stars from 214 ratings
  • Hardcore science podcast

    I love science podcasts like this so much more than high-production ones aimed at mainstream (CBC’s Quirks & Quarks the best of that bunch). Real scientists talking to others in their field in deep & meaningful way. Sure you don’t get every bit of terminology or concept referred to, but you go with the flow and by the end of each episode you learn a ton about both the subject at hand and how science works generally. TWIEVO is a great example.

    Apple Podcasts
    Canada5 months ago
  • So good

    Informative and scientifically inspiring. Hosts and guests are excellent.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years 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 States2 years ago
  • Love this show

    Great one to learn while pipetting in the lab!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • Love this show

    Great team

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago

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