Blogger Professor in Training writes that although having a strong CV is important, more often than not in the sciences, "having good contacts can also get you far." She says that she and her lab have been struggling to secure external funding, but recently, because of connections she made earlier on, "great opportunities drop into my lap thanks to the people that I know."

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

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