Thank God for overlapping genes


In this installment of our “Open Letters” series, Harvey J. Armbrecht writes, in part: “At the personal level, I am thankful for overlapping genes because they remind me of the beauty of the things we biochemists study.”

Petsko on the Ph.D. pipeline


Gregory Petsko of Brandeis University, a former president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, sat down not too long ago for a Google Hangout about the Ph.D. pipeline, postdoctoral training, careers in science and funding issues. In his interview, he emphasized the need to make major changes to Ph.D. and postdoctoral training programs in the U.S. Here, ASBMB Today contributor Lymor Ringer Barnhard offers a recap of the discussion.

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