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Slate's Jill Priluck says that "the higher rates of women-founded biotech firms are impressive only in comparison to other high-tech fields," as they comprise "only 12 percent of all founders, even though they are about half of the PhDs." Still, Priluck notes, women have made gains in biotech's ranks, in part because they "benefit from the biotech industry's less hierarchical, team-based structure." In addition, Boston Universi

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