A Bioinformatician's Guide to Making Small Talk | GenomeWeb

This one's for bioinformaticians everywhere who've ever tried to explain their day jobs to people in social settings and watched as their listeners' eyes glazed over.

In a recent Genome Biology article, Alicia Oshlack, a senior research officer at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research shares her creative 10-step plan to making sure that your audience understands the basics of your job without boring them silly.

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