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Planet Earth

Do we need to welcome our virus overlords? My first guest blog post at University of Chicago Press

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerMay 6, 2011 11:01 PM

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To mark the publication of A Planet of Viruses, the University of Chicago Press asked me to participate in a weekly series of conversations with experts on some of the themes I explore in the book. They'll be coming out each Friday in May. First up is an exchange between me and Ian Lipkin, a virus hunter at Columbia University and the subject of this 2010 profile I wrote for the New York Times. As if waving a piece of red meat before me, Lipkin wonders if viruses can alter our behavior. I then take the bait. Check it out.

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