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    #1

    and, with it, his job

    Does "with it, his job" mean "with the project (terminated), his job would be terminated as well"?

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    Virologist Qui-Lim Choo spent much of the 1980s working from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m., 7 days a week. The work was frustrating: he and two colleagues were hunting for a deadly virus that was contaminating blood supplies, and the search had stalled. Every day that passed without a way to test for the virus meant more people becoming infected. And every day was another chance for the company where he worked to terminate the project and, with it, his job.

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    Re: and, with it, his job

    Yes. I agree with your interpretation.

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    #3

    Re: and, with it, his job

    The editor should have struck the comma after "and".
    I am not a teacher.

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