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In tallying its 2010 job-posting statistics, Mountain View, Calif.-based careers search engine SimplyHired.com reports a 44.1 percent year-over-year boost in job listings for scientists, social scientists, and lab techs. SimplyHired also reports 64.8 percent growth in overall healthcare job postings in 2010.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.