Thanks, But No Thanks

Blue Lab Coats' DrdrA was invited to give a talk at a meeting that is peripherally related to her work, so she decided to just attend that one day -- until she learned that the $700 registration fee isn't waived for speakers. "So, now I'm thinking to myself - giving a talk at a meeting is always a great thing on the CV… but wait a minute…  a.  DrDrA you do not yet have a grant, b.  $700 could buy a lot of TAQ polymerase, c. $700 is one heck of a lot ...

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