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Try, Try Again: Jan 3, 2008

Over at Bitesize Bio, Suzanne has a post on career opportunities for scientists who just don't want to be scientists anymore. If spending the next 40 years in a lab no longer appeals, check out her descriptions of jobs where you'll still make use of that science degree without having to be at the bench. The list includes technology transfer, technical service, product marketing, and more -- but GTO is especially partial to the entry on science journalism.

 

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.