TWiM #80: Hurling fleas and designer chromosomes

TWiM #80: Hurling fleas and designer chromosomes

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, and Michele Swanson. 
Vincent, Elio, and Michele discuss how to synthesize a designer yeast chromosome, and deciphering the genetic changes path that allowed Yersinia pestis to be transmitted by fleas.
Links for this episode:

Total synthesis of a yeast chromosome (Science)
Evolution of Y. pestis to flea-borne transmission (Cell Host Micr)
Proventricular valve (Wikipedia)
Image: flea with Y. pestis proventricular mass
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