On dual nature of transcriptional enhancers...
...and a technique paper describing multi-color labeling of the retina
And onto "not directly scientific but kinda important" stuff.
An excellent “prospects” diagram for those considering getting a PhD in life sciences.
The conclusion? Don’t do it. Unless you can’t imagine yourself doing anything else. And here is your catch-22: imagination may be important for a PhD-level career...
A bit on the dream job of teaching in academia:
Teaching K-12 is way better...
After reading the above, being a postdoc doesn’t sound so bad, does it?
Every research-active faculty member will gladly tell you that postdoc was the best time of their career. Because they were lucky enough and good enough to land a decent faculty position after their postdocs.
Not to say some that the process is entirely anguish-free:
Of course if you wish to be positive, you could counter that libreal arts grad students have it worse:
I gather a one-year job offer is a big deal in that field.
I will try find some more positive news next time.