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2017 in Quotes

By Catherine Offord | December 28, 2017

Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.

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Women Surveyed About Sexual Harassment Tell Their Stories

By Katarina Zimmer | December 13, 2017

Marie Claire speaks with researchers who’d reported abuse in studies of harassment in the field.

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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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Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.

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Pioneer of Crystallography Dies

By Katarina Zimmer | October 27, 2017

Isabella Karle has passed away at age 95. 

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Synthetic Genomics Faces Gender Discrimination Suit

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 21, 2017

A former employee alleges that J. Craig Venter and others at his company treated women unfairly.

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Diversity Lacking in US Academia: Study

By Bob Grant | August 22, 2017

STEM faculties at public universities have an underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and women, but there are signs of change.

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Study Tracks Gender Ratios at Conferences

By Aggie Mika | July 31, 2017

While men make up the majority of invited speakers at four major virology conferences, recent trends demonstrate a greater inclusion of women. 

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Sylvy Kornberg: Biography of a Biochemist

By Diana Kwon | June 13, 2017

The Scientist identifies a mystery woman in a historic photo as an accomplished researcher from a family of famous scientists whose experiments on DNA replication contributed to a Nobel prize.

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Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies

By Diana Kwon | June 13, 2017

A child neurologist, Isabelle Rapin popularized the notion that autism was part of a spectrum of disorders.

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