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Athena Aktipis interviewed David Quammen, the author of Spillover, for a recent episode on zoonotic epidemic events for her podcast “Zombified.” This was recorded before the pandemic, but is absolutely relevant to our current situation.

Did you know, “eight percent of the human genome is DNA that was inserted by viruses, and that some of that viral DNA may even be responsible for the evolution of mammals.

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Joe Alcock

Emergency Physician, Educator, Researcher, interested in the microbiome, evolution, and medicine

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