Nascent Transcript

21st Century Human Genetics: Challenges and Opportunities

Nascent Transcript Writer: Sumantra Chatterjee, PhD Large scale exome and whole genome sequencing have led to cataloging vast arrays of disease-associated genes and variants for various multifactorial disorders, yet the underlying biology for most of these has been difficult to unravel, leading to diagnostic uncertainty. This has been partly due to our incomplete knowledge of... Read More

Science and Scientists in the Age of Social Media

Written by Nascent Transcript writer Sumantra Chatterjee (@rovingscientist) The practice of science has been a source of fascination and confusion for many over the years. It’s a world full of jargon and complicated data that have no real-life application. So, it takes a while to explain that if you look beyond the jargon, most things... Read More

The Postdoc Hunt (Part 2)

In part 1 of this series, we discussed landing an interview. Now what? Many professors first Skype with prospective candidates before inviting them for an interview. It is highly recommended that you have an in-person interview before you join a lab—you want to have the chance to see if the lab and its environment are a... Read More

Sharing the Struggle of Mental Health in Academia

Written by Nascent Transcript writer Kathryn Vaillancourt It was four years into grad school that I started to realise the extent of the negative impact that academia was having on my mental health. A report had just been published suggesting one in three PhD students was at risk of developing a common psychiatric disorder like major depression... Read More

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