Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Viroids and retroviruses

Two corrections to a video I posted on YouTube ("The Mesh"):

1) The essay on ERV-3 (the retrovirus that may code for immunosuppressive properties of the plactental barrier) is 16 years old (not 30).

2) I meant to say "viroids" not "virions"—a virion is an infective viral particle. A viroid is a small circle of RNA that probably dates all the way back to RNA world.

Apologies.

Coming next: There's No Place Like Home (my review of the latest eco-sermon).



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