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Think back on 2011. What did you do this year? Did you engineer E. coli to make diesel fuel? Or make an enzyme that breaks down gluten so well it’s hundreds of times more effective than what’s currently in clinical trials? Clone genes from deep-ocean magnetotactic bacteria and play with fluorescent magnet-sensing proteins in E. coli?
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By columnist Nate Peters
Awakening to the soft glow of the rising sun through the thin fabric walls of my tent, I take a deep breath of cold air and reluctantly wriggle out of my very warm, lofty down sleeping bag. I am anxious to get my body moving so I throw on some clothes, lace up my boots, and unzip the door of my tent to get my first view of the outside world. Thick mist hangs over the dark, still surface of the lake by which I made my …
That time is coming up for first years… when you have to choose your third and (hopefully) final rotation. To aid in this process, the MCB Transcript editors are providing you with advice from more senior MCB students. This advice was compiled for the spring quarter last year to help first years choose a permanent lab, but much of the same advice applies to choosing the third rotation.
Here is the link to the original article on choosing a permanent lab.
And some advice more specific to the third rotation:
1) Think about …