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Q1 Hiring Boost

According to Pharmalot, the Massachusetts-based search firm ZRG Partners has found that global hiring within its life science index rose 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2012, and that pharma hiring — taken on its own — rose 5 percent during that period. "What boosted the pharma sector was a 25 percent jump in hiring in Europe," Pharmalot says. "By comparison, hiring in North America was flat and the Asia Pacific region revealed a drop."

The Scan

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.

Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer

Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds.

Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds

Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry.

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.