Ever wonder what it takes to be the PI's favorite? Suzanne Kennedy at Bitesize Bio has a post about the traits of the "golden child" and how to "be on [the] 'awesome' list instead of the s-list," she writes. Among the recommendations: if you have a problem that can be easily researched, look up the answer on your own; take initiative; and show progress on an ongoing basis.

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