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E. A. Farro: “A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s ‘Observations of a Science Editor’”

As a field and laboratory scientist I used my whole body for work. So totally immersed, I slept on the floor by a Mass Spec to run samples all night and spent weeks without running water in the mountains. While… Continue reading ?
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