Persistence Required

On Twitter this week, Elizabeth Sandquist, who describes herself as a biochemistry and molecular biology PhD student, proposed that "you can't just be good to succeed in #science, you have to be exceptional." Over at the Giraffes, Elephants, and Baboons blog, NeuroPolarbear says that, for the most part, "if you are smart enough to get into grad school, you probably have all the talent required to be successful in science." According to NeuroPolarbear, the single biggest factor in determining a sc

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.