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Good News for Some Grads

Discussing a recent Georgetown University report , The Chronicle of Higher Education's Beckie Supiano says unemployment rates among college graduates vary by field of study. Compared with recent graduates in non-technical fields, those "who studied health or education" are experiencing significantly lower unemployment rates. Still, Supiano says that "the job security of an industry-oriented major may not coincide with high earnings, the report cautions."

But according to the Financial Post, a new Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers report shows that while "university students graduating next year will face the same stagnant hiring conditions 2011 graduates faced," graduates who do land jobs are likely to earn higher starting salaries than in the past.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.