Try, Try Again

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.

 

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Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.