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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