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The DNA Vending Machine

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 03-10-2014

This is one of the strangest convergences of science and art that I have ever witnessed. Now for the big question: Would you ever purchase someone else’s DNA for the sake of art?

What to do if your Scientific Aspirations Don’t Work Out

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-25-2014

The scientific world has experienced rough financial times lately. Tenure track careers are harder to come by and a career as a bench scientist seems less attractive than what it once was. You’ve worked hard to become a scientist, but what if it doesn’t work out? Do you have a “Plan B?”

You’re Brighter Than a Fluorophore

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-19-2014

The Chemistry of Love

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-11-2014

Valentine’s day is coming. Get ready!

A YouTube Rebellion to the Journal Impact Factor

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 01-08-2014

We have written extensively about the drawbacks of the Journal Impact factor and the DORA initiative on this site (see: The Journal Impact Factor and the Lazy Scientist, Nobel Prize Winners Address Brutal Cuts in Scientific Funding, A Journal Impact Factor Scandal)
Here is on graduates student’s reaction to the pressures of publishing in one of the “big three.”