It has been more than three years since he has done steady bench science, Prof-life Substance says at his blog. As such, he has begun to forget just how complicated even the seemingly simplest lab tasks can be. "Just a couple weeks ago I was talking with a person in the lab about how great it would be to have These Data for an upcoming proposal. We talked about how to get These Data and off they went," Prof-like says.

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