Thanks to Greg Folkers for tweeting the link to this momentous post by Dr. Vincent Racaniello on the site of the American Society for Microbiology: Moving to Zika Virus. Excerpt:
I have worked on polio virus in my laboratory at Columbia University for 35 years. When that virus is eradicated--perhaps in the next few years--we will have to destroy all of our virus stocks. When that happens, I can either go home, or find another virus.
When Zika virus stepped into the world stage, we decided that this would have our post-polio virus attention.
It’s my intention to use this blog, Zika Diaries, to document our adventures through the world of Zika virus research. Each week I hope to describe our goals, findings and thoughts on this emerging virus.
Dr. Racaniello's new blog is going straight into the Key Sites list. And as long as I'm at it, you should be following him: @profvrr.