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Being a biomedical engineer is the second-best job in the US, falling right behind actuaries, according to a list compiled by CareerCast.

CareerCast developed its list by drawing on US Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers and weighing factors like how physical the work is, the stress involved, the work environment, the salary, and hiring prospects, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.