NIH has news on why women are leaving science. A study of the NIH’s own research staff that was published in this month’s issue of EMBO Reports finds that although women make of almost half of all undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc scientists nationwide, many leave research before making tenure. Their findings suggest that it’s because they face more family responsibilities and are less confident than men.

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