Podcast: Giant virus genetics, human high-altitude adaptations, and quantifying the impact of government-funded science

Science Podcast
Tibetan prayer flags in the mountains

This week, viruses as remnants of a fourth domain of life, a scan of many Tibetan genomes reveals seven new genes potentially related to high-altitude life, and doubts about dark energy with Online News Editor David Grimm.

Danielle Li joins Sarah Crespi to discuss her study quantifying the impact of government funding on innovation by linking patents to U.S. National Institutes of Health grants.

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