At the Scientific American Guest Blog, Erin Johnson relays her conversation with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Linda Buck during the Women in Science Symposium held at Cornell University this month. Buck told Johnson that exposure to established female scientists is important for keeping women in science:

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