Called The Short Read (pun very definitely intended!), this feature looks at the diversity of projects and experiences in the world of genomics and biotechnology, highlights some of the shared challenges facing the sector, and provides some useful advice for those in our audience who are early on in their careers. Check out our Short Read archive below: 

George Church 
“Follow Your Dreams, not the Drove”

George Church, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Amalio Telenti 
Defying the “Exome-Centric” View

Amalio Telenti

Anna Middleton 
“It’s OK to Be a Bit Creative and Entrepreneurial”

Nan Doyle
“Get Clear on What Matters to You”  

Nan Doyle

David Smith 
The “Real Keys to Scientific Success”

Hannes Smárason 
The Importance of Grit

Hannes Smárason

Eric Topol 
“Always Question; Never Accept Dogma”

Kristen Sund
“You Don’t Change Culture Overnight, it Happens in Baby Steps”

Kristen Sund

Manuel Corpas 
“Don’t Rely on the Future to Make Your Choices Now”

Manuel Corpas

Brendan Gallagher 
“Let Your Work’s Ripple Effects Help Sort the Future Out”

Hayley Robinson
When Technology Outpaces Policy

Hayley Robinson - MGH

Valentina Nardi 
“Like a Detective Solving a Puzzle”

Valentina Nardi

Stephen Kingsmore 
“Don’t Forget to Breathe!”

Stephen Kingsmore

Judith Benkendorf 
“Do Not be Afraid to Look For Mentors” 

Judith Benkendorf

David Flannery
“If Only We Could Predict the Future” 

David Flannery ACMG

Sarah Teichmann
Exploring the Vast Variety 

Sarah Teichmann

T. Patrick Hill 
“Never Forget That Humility is the Mark of Greatness” 

Never forget that humility is the mark of greatness

Liz Harley 
“Give Yourself Permission to be Challenged” 

Liz Harley

Nick Lench
“Strive to Work With the Best”  

Nick Lench

Carlos Bustamante
“We’re All Adding Our Stone to the Pile” 

Dr. Carlos Bustamante

Paula Goldenberg
“Genetics is a Rapidly Changing Field” 

Paula Goldenberg

Said Ismail
“Making WGS Affordable to Labs and Individuals in Lower Income Countries” 

Said Ismail

James Christensen 
“Research is a Marathon, Not a Sprint” 

James Christensen

Enrique Velazquez
“Innovative Technologies are Potential Game Changers” 

enrique velazquez

Damien Tully 
“Once You Get the Bug for Science, It’s Infectious” 

Damien Tully

Nazneen Rahman
“Sciences is Surprisingly Fashion Driven” 

Nazneen Rahman

Kazuharu Arakawa

“Don’t Get Too Caught Up With Secondary Findings” 

 

Kazuharu Arakawa

Nan Fang

“Bioinformatics has Become Vital to Make Sense of All Sequencing Data”

Nan Fang

Robert Green 

“Pick the Right Controversy” 

Robert Green Genomes 2 People

Carl Smith

“It’s Okay to Ask ‘Stupid’ Questions”

Carl Smith, Managing Editor of Front Line Genomic

Luke Timmerman

“But No Question, I’m Going Against the Grain of Consumer Expectations”

Hans Cobben

“Young Scientists and Entrepreneurs Really Should Not be Afraid to Boldly Venture in Uncharted Territory”

 

Angela Kaczmarczyk

“I’d Love to See More Community Labs and Biohackers Publish Their Projects in Open-Access Journals”

Justin O’Grady

“There is no Substitute for Hard Work”

 

Dale Yuzuki

“It’s True that the ‘Century of Biology’ is Now” 

Dale Yuzuki

Enoch Huang

“To Go Fast, Go Alone, to Go Far, Go Together”

Enoch Huang

Nikolai Slavov

“A Scientists’ Work Should be Understandable for the Wider Community”

Nikolai Slalov

Lars Jorgensen 
“Never Doubt Your Instincts” 

Lars Jorgensen

Shawn Sweeney 

“Serendipity Brought Me to the Field of Genomics”

 Shawn Sweeney

 Jeffrey Reid 

“Failure is Often a Necessary Prerequisite for Invention and Discovery”

 

Jeffrey Reid

 Julia Brown

“Developing New Treatment Options for Unmet Medical Needs is the Cause That Inspires Us”

 

Julia K. Brown

 Ying Kai Chan

“Many Accepted Paradigms in Biology aren’t Accurate”

 Ying Kai Chan

 Masiej Maselko 

“Be More Proactive in Seeking Out Advice”

 

 Carl Zimmer

“Step Back and Choose Bits of What You’ve Learned to Tell a Good Story”

 Carl Zimmer

Karen Keeley 

“Put 100% Effort In and Your Perseverance Will Shine Through”

Festival of Genomics

Mark Gerstein

“We Need to be Able to Handle Large Scale Datasets to Prepare for This ‘Big Data’ Era”