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Engaging Slim Shady

Janet Stemwedel first asked her readers what they would do if they were working with a scientist they feel might be "shady." Many of her readers says that they'd run from the situation, though they acknowledge they should try to get more information. In her next post, Stemwedel gives her thoughts, namely that working with a suspect scientist could hurt your career but that you'll still run into that person at meetings.

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