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Great News for Eight Years From Now

The US Department of Labor's "Occupational Outlook Handbook" claims that biomedical engineering will see a job growth of 72 percent though 2018, the Wall Street Journal reports. Medical scientists and biochemists/biophysicists are expected to see spikes of 40 and 37 percent, respectively, according to the Department of Labor. "Among other professions, job opportunities for physicians should be 'very good,' the guide says; health care dominates the list of the fastest-growing jobs, capturing 11 of the top 20 slots," the Wall Street Journal reports.

HT: Science Careers blog

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.