The Modern Legacy of Ancient Viruses at Eastside Science Cafe

Monday, 9 May 2011 - 7:00pm
Format: 
Discussion
Admission: 
Free
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
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In the past century, we’ve seen outbreaks of new viruses such as HIV, SARS, and several flu strains, but what about the viruses that came before them? These ancient, extinct viruses (“paleoviruses”) affect modern humans, too. Join Dr. Harmit Malik from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to learn how these prehistoric germs have not only shaped our immune system, but also contributed to the repertoire of human genes.

Eastside Science Café is held on the second Monday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing. Eastside Science Cafés take place at Wilde Rover in Kirkland and are presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center and KCTS 9.