Live long and prosper

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Besides the long hours, low pay and chance to wear shorts to work in December, what are the perks of being a scientist? A study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine reports that students who focused on science, medicine or engineering as undergraduates have a lower risk of ‘all-cause mortality’ than those who studied the arts, law or divinity.

Nat. Genet. 35, 17 (2003).
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