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Call for blogs!

Is there a book that motivated you to become a scientist, or to research a certain aspect of genetics? Or perhaps your perception of science has been altered through something you’ve read? How far do you think the lives of researchers today have been influenced by learning about the lives of those in the past? We want to hear from you!

Jane Gitschier’s bookshelf

Inspired by the new Deep Reads series, kicked off in December with the article “Recommendations from Jane Gitschier’s Bookshelf”, PLOS Genetics would like to hear about the books that have inspired you as a scientist and your views of science in literature. We hope to discover how science, more specifically within the fields of genetics and genomics, is portrayed and its relationship to the wider community. To do this, we invite you to select your favourite genetics-themed book  (fiction or non-fiction) and write a short review, relating the piece back to your own experiences as a scientist, whether you are studying or embarking on a career in science.

Selected posts will be published on PLOS Biologue and should be no more than 800 words with one or two images. They should address the questions outlined above, and relate to a book (either fiction or non-fiction) with a genetics/genomics component.

PLOS Biologue publishes under the Open Access Creative Commons Attribution license. Please ensure that the image(s) you use, especially if taken from other sources, fall under this license or are in the public domain.

Please send entries to by 14th March, 2014 and we’ll be in touch if yours is chosen.

We look forward to reading about the books that have motivated you!

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