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I don’t usually blog about work for wide variety of reasons. But, last week, since I wanted to write about bioinformatics software companies, I broke with tradition and wrote about Geospiza as an example. Naturally, I got some feedback about this. Some people liked it, but one of the most opinionated people said that I…

What do people do in bioinformatics software companies? tags: biotechnology careers, biotechnology, career+descriptions, bioinformatics

If you missed reading some of the comments on yesterday’s post, I highly recommend that you go back and catch up. I especially want you all to pay close attention to the comments from Deepak and Keith Robison. Like me, they work in industry and not in an ivory tower. Unlike me, they actually work…

I had an enlightening experience recently, after I wrote some bioinformatics activities, under contract, for a community college. At the end of the project, the person at the college asked me if the activities were anything like the things that a “bioinformatics technician” would do on the job. tags: biotechnology careers, biotechnology, career+descriptions, bioinformatics

What do people in biotechnology do on the job? What can students do with a science degree once they’ve finished college? Some answers can be found at the “Life Sciences Central web site. Created by the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, this is a wonderful resource for anyone who’s considering biotechnology for a potential…

I’m tempted to joke and say “Recruit hotter guys?” but that would be just as wrong as Razib’s charming notion of what cute women read for fun or our uncertain physicist’s misconception that there’s nothing that he can do to improve the situation for female students at his small college. Of course our physicist friend…

Have you ever wondered how people actually go about sequencing a genome? If they’re sequencing a chicken genome, do they raise chickens in the lab and get DNA from the eggs? Does the DNA sequence come out in one piece? Why is there so much talk about computers? What are Phred, Phrap, and Consed? What…

Blogging from Bio-Link, part III High school teachers have different techniques for selling their students on the benefits of science and math. When some high school instructors step in front of a class, the quiet demeanor gets put away and another persona steps out – the USED-CAR SALESMAN SCIENCE EVANGELIST. Science is no longer “science,”…