Articles: Genes

Commitment is a given for scientists. Among all the characteristics commonly associated with scientists, perhaps the trait of focused commitment holds the most truth. You simply cannot obtain a Ph.D. from a reputable institution without long hours alone at the laboratory bench, in front of a computer monitor, or out in the field. But it takes real commitment to cling to a line of research when government grants are hard to come by and even your colleagues raise their eyebrows at your work.