In PLoS Computational Biology this week, editor-in-chief Philip Bourne proposes "10 simple rules for getting ahead as a computational biologist in academia." Bourne outlines how computational biologists can "maximize the appreciation of your research-related activities" in CVs, research statements, personal statements, cover letters, and related materials, so that an academic committee can appreciate applicants' ideas "on what is important in our field." Rule two — "quantif

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