Science Fun of the Week

(March 3rd, 2017) Get ready for your weekly dose of science fun. Today: The Lab Grammys.

"The BioTechniques Lab Grammy competition brings you the highs and lows of life in the lab through song and dance (and a heavy dose of comedy). From joining a lab to leaving one, handling malfunctioning equipment or quirky personalities in the lab, or puzzling over how an experiment returned such bizarre results, the 13 videos that competed for the 2017 Lab Grammy all provide humorous behind-the-scenes looks at the life of a scientist", the press release says.

Although not winning the contest, our favourite clearly is the "CRISPR Song" by A Capella Science, parodying "Mr. Sandman" by The Chordettes.

Here's the first verse:

CRISPR-Cas9, bring me a gene
Encoding for a specific protein
Make a few snips at this coded locus
You work so well inside a streptococcus

Cas9, I'm so alone
Without your scissors in my chromosome
Cut me up and do it clean
CRISPR-Cas9, bring me a gene

Watch the rest here.


Photo: Hodan

Last Changes: 03.30.2017