Jenny Rohn, a cell biologist at University College London, writes at Occam's Corner at the Guardian that she had noticed that there is a gender imbalance in research biology, as compared to medicine, but hadn't dug too much deeper. In medicine, the number of men and women in the field are beginning to approach parity. A recent paper from Shelley Adamo, a psychology professor at Dalhousie University, got Rohn wondering, though, about why.

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