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Speak Fast or Dodge the Water

Duke's Institute for Genomes Sciences & Policy took a speed-dating-like approach to get faculty to introduce their work. They had 90 seconds to speak, sing, or otherwise discuss their work, or face being squirted by moderator Mohamed Noor's super-soaker. See below to hear Uwe Ohler singing about gene regulation, to watch Phil Febbo blow up a balloon, and to see Bob Cook-Deegan get hit.

The Scan

Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary"

A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Resumption Recommendation Expected

The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Canada's New Budget on Science

Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research.

Nature Papers Examine Single-Cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More

In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.