This week, I am a scientist; I know this, because I have an article in Science.
It's nice to have something to point to that my parents can understand. I don't mean they'll understand the paper, but they'll understand that getting a paper in Science is important, more so than my papers that appear other places. And because they're probably reading this, I will also point them to the Globe article appearing today about the work, even though the article rightly focuses on the cool and unusual fact that the lead authors are two brothers, David and Yakir Reshef.
I had been planning to write one or more posts about the paper -- both the technical stuff and the great fun I've been having working with David, Yakir, my long-time colleague Hilary Finucane, the truly amazing systems biology professor Pardis Sabeti, and others on this project. (See Pardis's Wikipedia page or this site to see how Pardis rocks!) But between Science's "news embargo" policies and my own end-of-semester busy-ness, I blew it. I'll try to have them out next week. But for now, for those of you who might be interested, here's the link to the project web page, and here's the abstract: