I entered the science field because I imagined that scientists were society's "professional risk takers", that they like surfing out on the edge. I understood that a lot of science - perhaps evenmost science - has to be a solid exploration of partly understood phenomena. But any science that confronts a difficult problem has to start with risk. Most people are at least a bit suspicious of risk, and scientists such as myself are no exception. Recently, risk-taking has been under attack financially, but this Editorial is not about that. Iam writing about the long viewand the messages we send to our trainees. I amSenior Associate Dean of the graduate school atMount Sinai and have had the privilege to discuss these issues with the next generation of scientists, for whom I care very deeply. Are we preparing you to embrace risk?.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767
Number of pages1
JournalDMM Disease Models and Mechanisms
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2015


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