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The second annual Dance Your PhD contest has crowned a winner, says the New Scientist Culture Lab blog's Nidhi Subbaraman. Molecular biologist Maureen McKeague from Carleton University in Ottawa, who danced her thesis entitled "Selection of a DNA aptamer for homocysteine using SELEX," won when she and her entire lab group danced as DNA binding to target molecules.

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