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Institutions document the effects of unconscious bias and set specific goals for gender balance.

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PNAS Editor-in-Chief Placed on Leave

By Katarina Zimmer | January 5, 2018

In a gender discrmination lawsuit against the Salk Institute, a female scientist alleges that biologist Inder Verma was dismissive of his female colleagues. 

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The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017

By Jef Akst | December 15, 2017

This year’s controversial news included unethical behavior among politicians, a murder, and multiple accusations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment, in addition to the usual spate of research misconduct.

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Max Planck Society Seeks to Keep More Women as Faculty

By Katarina Zimmer | December 6, 2017

The German research institution will invest more than $35 million in creating tenure-track positions for female scientists. 

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Gender Disparity in Science Publishing Among PhD Students

By Katarina Zimmer | November 9, 2017

A new survey finds a consistent gap between men and women across numerous fields of science.  

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Salary Survey: By the Numbers

By Aggie Mika | November 1, 2017

An overview of this year's results in graphical form

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2017 Life Science Salary Survey

By Aggie Mika | November 1, 2017

Industry professionals make more than academic researchers, but for professors, it may not be about the money.

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Big Gender Gaps in Salk Institute Faculty: Report

By Kerry Grens | August 23, 2017

Authored by Salk PIs, the study claims women attract more federal funding, yet have smaller labs and receive less support from the institute.

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Salk Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuits

By Jef Akst | July 17, 2017

Two high-ranking female scientists at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, claim the center is run by a team of “good old boys.”

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Contributors

By Ben Andrew Henry | January 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2017 issue of The Scientist.

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