The blogger at Tales of the Genomic Repairman discusses why he chose his graduate lab, and offers tips for other scientists choosing where to work. Genomic Repairman's lab, he writes, "fostered an environment where everyone is familiar with everyone else's projects without being too nosy." Those who are going to choose a research environment, he suggests, should consider the size of the lab first. "Do you like small intimate groups or can you blend into the herd?" he writes.