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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

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.