Nascent Transcript

Putting the “Ph” Back in PhD

Written by Nascent Transcript writer Jennifer Zieba May 2018 The title PhD is awarded to a person who has received a Doctorate in Philosophy. I spent five and half years earning my PhD, but I came out of graduate school knowing more about vector cloning than I ever wanted and less about whether I should... Read More

UK Biobank: A Unique Resource in the Field of Genetics

Written by Nascent Transcript writer Sarah A. Gagliano, PhD February 2018  A publicly available resource of half a million individuals with genetic data, and thousands of diverse phenotypes, is a worthy cause for celebration in the genetic research community. The UK Biobank is currently the largest genotyped prospective cohort available to researchers worldwide. For those... Read More

Science and Society: Be Inclusive, Not Insular

Written by Nascent Transcript writer Sumantra Chatterjee November 2017 A few days ago, I found myself sitting next to a news reporter at a scientific meeting, who lamented that all the beautiful work done by scientists is never explained properly to the public and that the gap between science and the general society is increasing. That... Read More

Question-Asking Behavior: Interview with Natalie Telis

Nascent Transcript writer Brooke Wolford interviewed Natalie Telis, a 5th year PhD student in Biomedical Informatics at Stanford University. November 2017  Diversity was a recurring theme at the American Society of Human Genetics’ 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida—from the Presidential Address by Nancy Cox, PhD, to the final talk in the opening plenary session... Read More

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