In response to Zen Faulkes' recent post at Better Posters, in which Faulkes says that academic scientists ought to obtain a "wide range of skills" beyond the bench, including "graphic literacy," Grant Jacobs at Code for Life expresses his disagreement. "Graphic illustration is not core to science," Jacobs says.

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