Do we need to welcome our virus overlords? My first guest blog post at University of Chicago Press

By Carl Zimmer | May 6, 2011 2:01 pm

To mark the publication of A Planet of Viruses, the University of Chicago Press asked me to participate in a weekly series of conversations with experts on some of the themes I explore in the book. They’ll be coming out each Friday in May. First up is an exchange between me and Ian Lipkin, a virus hunter at Columbia University and the subject of this 2010 profile I wrote for the New York Times. As if waving a piece of red meat before me, Lipkin wonders if viruses can alter our behavior. I then take the bait. Check it out.


Comments (2)

  1. I confess, I think my cat often thinks of me as a potential breakfast.

  2. David B. Benson

    Virus underlords, methinks.


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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