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Your Five-Year Plan Should Probably Not Include Winning the Lottery

Over at Bitesize Bio, Nick Oswald has a post about career goals. "Is the position you are in at the moment helping you to reach that goal, or are you stagnating?" he asks. Nick considers the career assessment issue from the perspective of students as well as scientists already into their careers. For both groups, he advocates dedicating some time to really planning where you want to be in the next few years, and making sure you're taking the right steps to make that happen.

 

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.