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Elife. 2013 Jul 16;2:e01138. doi: 10.7554/eLife.01138.

A recipe for mediocrity and disaster, in five axioms.

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is professor emeritus at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology , University of California at San Francisco , San Francisco , United States . He blogs about the challenges and opportunities associated with biomedical research at biomedwatch.wordpress.com . His research was supported by the NIH from 1969 to 2008, and he served as a reviewer of grant applications at intervals during this period. henry.bourne@ucsf.edu.

Abstract

Biomedical research in the US will become unsustainable unless scientists and research institutions start to question certain assumptions they have long taken for granted.

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NIH; careers in science; grad school; point of view; postdocs; science policy and funding

PMID:
23878729
PMCID:
PMC3713517
DOI:
10.7554/eLife.01138
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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