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Young scientists emerging from graduate training programs in toxicology are having an easier time than most other science graduates in today's grueling job market, say toxicologists at universities throughout the United States.

"Most--virtually all--[graduate students] have jobs six months before they graduate," says Bruce Fowler, director of the program in toxicology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, referring to students in his program, which currently has an enrollment of 30. "When you go to a conference, it's disconcerting to sit around tables with your graduate students and have people trying to hire them out from under you. But it's certainly nice for them."

Toxicology training program directors across the country report similar results for their students. Located primarily in university...

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