The discovery of antibiotics more than 70 years ago initiated a period of drug innovation and implementation in human and animal health and agriculture. These discoveries were tempered in all cases by the emergence of resistant microbes. This history has been interpreted to mean that antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a modern phenomenon; this view is reinforced by the fact that collections of microbes that predate the antibiotic era are highly susceptible to antibiotics.
Second slice of the three-episodes show dedicated to the mammoth in Neopodia, Le savoir à emporter. Not only do we currently find more and more mammoth carcasses, but we also know better what to do out of them, on molecular grounds.
Here is another Russian TV report of our field mission on Wrangel Island between August and September. You’ll see us dig out one of the two large complete tusks we found on our first hunt day. Don’t expect me to do the translation. I hope their comments are not too nasty against us!
Here is the first TV report about our recent expedition on Wrangel Island, by Russian media who joined us there. A quite long report that lets you appreciate the scenery and the sort of shoe-gazing-wanders-kind-of-work we had there.
A show in three episodes dedicated to the mammoth in Neopodia, Le savoir à emporter. Here is the first episode, dedicated to the presentation of the mammoths among the elephants.
Marylène Patou-Mathis, Bernard Buigues and myself were today the guests of Julie Gacon for the broadcast program Contre-Expertise on France Culture. Listen to the program in full there.
Check out the article by Frédéric Lewino for the weekly French magazine “Le Point” where I’ve been commenting about the future resurrection of the mammoth as announced by a japanese team. C’est l’émouvante histoire d’un vieil homme qui rêve de chuchoter à l’oreille d’un mammouth. Depuis plus de quinze ans, Akira Iritani, 81 ans, professeur…
Probably one of the most remote places in the world and one of the most exotic spots in the High Arctic latitudes, Wrangel Island is so little known that only a handful of lucky guys can pretend they’ve been there before. So You can imagine how excited i was to join the 2011 summer-expedition of…
Citation Complete Columbian mammoth mitogenome suggests interbreeding with woolly mammoths. Enk Jacob, Alison Devault, Régis Debruyne, Christine E King, Todd Treangen, Dennis O’Rourke, Steven L Salzberg, Daniel Fisher, Ross MacPhee and Hendrik Poinar. Genome Biology 2011, 12(5):R51. DOI:10.1186/gb-2011-12-5-r51
With my colleague Jawad Abdelkrim, we presented an introductory seminar about the new sequencing technologies at the weekly seminars of the UMS2700 (“Outils et méthodes de la systématique intégrative”). The speech was entitled “Une introduction aux technologies de séquençage de “nouvelle génération”: quelques principes, plateformes et applications”