Blogger Genomic Repairman says that at a recent society-sponsored career workshop for graduate students, speakers representing a variety of careers — from tenure-track professors to lawyers, consultants, and NIH program officers — emphasized the importance of writing skills. "Communication skills were huge components of each of the careers, but writing was valued even more than oral communication," he writes.

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