How did I miss reccing this video before now?
This is the 2010 winner of a contest to, no kidding, explain scientific research via interpretive dance. It’s beautiful, beautifully done, and interesting!
Dance Your PhD Contest Winners 2010 – YouTube.
More info from the Youtube page:
Maureen McKeague and all of her colleagues in Maria De Rosa’s lab at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada put together this interpretive dance to explain their work. It’s all about a technique called Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment (SELEX.) The process starts with a target molecule and a large pool of random DNA sequences. Each stage of the process selects only those sequences that preferentially bind to the target. The result of the process is an aptamer, a sequence of DNA with a high specificity and selectivity for the target molecule.