March 17, 2012
It happens to all of us. We sweat and toil in the lab only to produce -- nothing.
Experiments that don’t work. Data no one cares to see. Unpromising results, dead ends, and vague thoughts of ending it all, by which I mean leaving science and getting an MBA. And when it comes time to publish what we’ve accomplished, we freeze. Our results aren’t worth reporting as they are, and ethics won’t let us exaggerate them -- unless it’s in a grant application. Until now.