This Scientist from the This Might Be Science blog has been scooped, and she blames it on what she calls "scientist inbreeding" — the inevitable overlap of work among researchers who study the same things. "Because scientists specialize in single molecules in single pathways in single cells of single organisms, it is inevitable that the new scientists you train will have the same specialization and ideas as you," This Scientist says.

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