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.)
I like this. I don't agree with everything (perhaps my non-US perspective?) but it does broadly fit to what I've experienced within biology tl;dr; exciting times! marred by a whole bunch of problems!
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?
Finally read (hat tip to ). Something immediately resonated: 'Companies have introduced “Individual Contributors” where you can grow while still being primarily a technical contributor. This is something that academia still has to figure out."
How Life Sciences Actually Work: Findings of a Year-Long Investigation - Alexey Guzey
A nice example of applied progress studies
Late to see this, but interesting to think about how much applies to econ. Guzey looks at the life sciences and concludes things like "science is not slowing down", "large parts of modern scientific literature are wrong", and "peer review is a disaster"
Interesting take: How Life Sciences Actually Work: Findings of a Year-Long Investigation
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.
Here's Alexey's post from two months ago on how life sciences actually work in practice. Despite spending only a year in the field, the post contains a ton of insights that go beyond what you'll find from most scientist insider accounts.
. interviewed a bunch of scientists (including me!) to figure out how life science research *actually* works. He started off cynical, ended up more optimistic
5/ Alexey Guzey's "How Life Sciences Actually Work: Findings of a Year-Long Investigation"