Meet the Scientists

"Can you name a female scientist?" asks the San Diego Union-Tribune. "Unless you know one, the answer is probably no."

The newspaper this week profiles seven female scientists — all of whom are in their 30s — who it says are "blazing new trails" in their research. Among them are La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology's Sonia Sharma, who directs the RNAi Center there and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies neurobiologist Nicola Allen.

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