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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.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

Wired reports that Oxitec has now developed a genetically modified fall armyworm.

A large genetic study finds SARS-CoV-2 viruses with a certain variant are spreading more than others, according to the Washington Post.

In Nature this week: sister-chromatid-sensitive chromosome conformation capture approach, and more.