After bouncing between a few different jobs and work environments, a blogger has found what suits him best, and it's not the "super-relaxed atmosphere" of a lab with no work criteria. In a post at Bitesize Bio, Dan Rhoads lays out what he would consider the basic ground rules for young researchers who work in his lab. "The most important thing by far, in my opinion, is clear and concise documentation of every experiment, even failed ones, with every piece of data saved and stored," he says.

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