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How To Prevent Other People’s Mistakes from Affecting Your Work

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Chances are, in the course of your scientific career, you will encounter a common problem in research: losing time due to someone else’s mistake. Whether the problem is an incorrect strain or plasmid given to you by another lab, incorrectly made buffers or media from within your own lab, or, in the most extreme case, fraudulent published data, mistakes like these can lead to months or even years of wasted time.

So it’s vital that you take precautions to avoid wasting your precious time due to other peoples’ mistakes. Read the advice taken from the personal experiences of writer Emily Crow, graduate student at Northwestern University in Chicago and share your own.
 
 

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