5th Cell Cyclist Newsletter

Dear Cell Cyclists,
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Thanks to the many that signed up for this newsletter.
Here are some fresh articles and resources that got me interested during the last two weeks:

1. CRISPR has already revolutionized genome engineering and many are working to establish the technique in their lab. Addgene offers some really nice resources on the topic – guides, protocols, trouble-shooting and of course lots of plasmids. (btw, I’d bet a case of beer on a Nobel prize for CRISPR within the next five years)
http://www.addgene.org/CRISPR/planning-your-experiment/

2. There is frequent discussion in our lab discussions about cancer type prevalence. Case numbers, survival rates, trends and statistics from the US can be found at:
http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html

3. Ever wondered about who ‘invented’ the journal club? – The history of Journal Clubs
http://blogs.plos.org/absolutely-maybe/sciences-water-coolers-turning-up-the-volume-on-journal-clubs/

4. For all those that have biology PhD or are working on it the picture on top provides a nice overview of the current job landscape in academia and industry. And if you want to know how your chances are to obtain one of these precious faculty positions have a look at Science Magazine’s PI-predictor:
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2014_06_02/caredit.a1400136

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