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

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New Initiatives Offer Jobs, Funding to Women Only

By Ashley Yeager | January 5, 2018

To correct gender disparities in academic science, the Max Planck Society and the Australian government are taking the uncommonly direct approach of affirmative action.

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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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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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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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The public may still believe that male-specific traits, such as high testosterone levels, lead to many of the gender inequalities that exist in society, but science tells a different story.

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2016 Life Sciences Salary Survey

By Karen Zusi | November 1, 2016

Most researchers feel stimulated by their work but are dissatisfied with their compensation, according to this year’s results.

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