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Who Says Scientists Don't Have Rhythm?

Hey, you look like you're in need of some good procrastination material. Fortunately we have plenty of DNA song videos to keep you from any real work you might've gotten done today.

First up: "Regulatin' Genes," in which Derrick Davis and Tom McFadden from Stanford parody a Jay-Z song to offer some tips on gene regulation and cell specialization. Truly worth two and a half minutes of your time.

Next, Andre posts a video at Biocurious -- this one's called "The Nano Song" and, yes, it's a nanotechnology lesson for puppets.

Finally, David Dooling at PolITiGenomics links out to DNA Rainbow, which evidently has converted the human reference sequence into audio. "You can listen to a the entire human genome reference sequence, base by base, if you have 23 years to kill," Dooling writes.

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.