Rent or conference — early-career researchers shouldn’t have to choose

Academic-conference season is upon us, says Jennifer Tsang. Should I advance my career? Or pay my rent?
Jennifer Tsang has completed a PhD and a postdoc in microbiology. She is currently the science-communications and marketing coordinator at Addgene, a non-profit plasmid repository based in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00979-0

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