How Long is Too Long?

Benchfly's Alan Marnett is wondering if publishing in "top-tier" journals has lost its appeal if it means having to do a postdoc for six years. Is it better to finish in three years with papers in "average" publications, he asks? "Unfortunately, there's no formula for knowing when a project is ready for publication.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

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