|Wisconsin geneticist Oliver Nelson: "Stick with the real problems. Stay flexible and learn new techniques."|
Scientists whose research has earned them decades-long stretches of government funding deny that there is anything special about their work -- and some funding agency officials agree.
"I'm not sure there's a formula except doing good science," says Anne Dieffenbach of the Office of Research Reports at NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
Nonetheless, says Bruce Umminger, division director of the NSF division of integrative biology...