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Fresh Air interview: links to information on viruses, antivirals, the microbiome, and more

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerApr 18, 2012 7:16 PM

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Yesterday my Fresh Air interview was broadcast. You can listen to it here. I've been lots of emails with follow-up questions, and it occurred to me that I really ought to gather up some links to more information about the topics I discussed. If I haven't addressed a question you had listening to the show, leave a comment to this post and I'll add a link. Antivirals: My feature in Wired on the search for antiviral drugsThe "virome"--the viruses that live in our body: A Loom post about the swarms of viruses in the mouth, where they kill off bacteriaAn article in Nature about a study of the viruses in identical twinsThe microbiome My article in the New York Times My essay on the Loom about medical ecologyMy Wired atlas of the human ecosystemAn example of microbiome research: extreme navel gazing Maryn McKenna's story in Scientific American on the struggle to mainstream fecal transplants to treat deadly infections Ed Yong's oeuvre on the microbiome at Not Exactly Rocket ScienceMayrn McKenna on her blog at Wired writing on the link between beneficial bacteria and protection from asthma, obesity, and other ills.My books related to the interviewA Planet of VirusesMicrocosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life

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