NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – There comes a time for many researchers — and it can be during graduate school, while a postdoc, or even later in their careers — when they realize that academia is not quite for them. It might be because they have a broad interest in science that they want to embrace or because competing for increasingly smaller slices of the grant pie has become wearisome.

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