When it's all said and done, a project often leads to an obvious follow-up study— oh, you found this effect in mice, will you see in it people, too? "An abundance of obvious-next-step experiments creates a buzz of activities and excitement that is quite palpable among graduate students, postdocs, and professors alike," writes Nikolai Slavov, a postdoc the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at The Scientist.

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