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Contagious Cancer in Clams

PNRI Scientist Michael Metzger, PhD, describes his research on a rare contagious disease in clams and how some clams are adapting to be immune to it. Jason Morin, owner and winemaker at Ancestry Cellars describes phylloxera, a blight that nearly wiped out the European wine industry. Science and Wine Club, a quarterly conversation series by PNRI. Original Air Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 @ 5-6pm PST

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