Compressed everything I learned about how life sciences work in the last year (and 100+ interviews) into 6000 words
An interesting post about whether life science academia is institutionally broken. (Short answer: A bit, yes, but it's not too bad and tons of good stuff still gets done.)
A thoughtful post by on how to speed up scientific research: Important points: "There’s insufficient space for people who just want to be researchers and not managers" "Peer review is a disaster" "Raising money is very difficult"
I want to do this sort of deep dive into China who's up for anonymous interviews on the state of China studies?
How Life Sciences Actually Work: Findings of a Year-Long Investigation - Alexey Guzey
A nice example of applied progress studies
a detailed essay on what's really happening in the life sciences these days, especially from a career perspective. I'm curious if life scientists agree.
Interesting take: How Life Sciences Actually Work: Findings of a Year-Long Investigation
. interviewed a bunch of scientists (including me!) to figure out how life science research *actually* works. He started off cynical, ended up more optimistic