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July 13th, 2011:

What NOT to do with your fresh RNA-seq dataset (a rant)

Under absolutely no circumstances should you take your hard drive full of data, walk into lab and drop it on the desk of some new grad student who decided to go to grad school because he loves plants (or whatever your favorite model organism is) and was a wiz at PCRs in his undergrad lab and tell him he’s now in charge of figuring out how to turn it into a paper.  (more…)