The Skew in the Lab

Elite male faculty members in the life sciences train fewer women than other faculty members, according to an analysis from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Jason Sheltzer and Joan Smith in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.

Sheltzer and Smith examined publicly accessible data gathered from university directories and faculty websites about the makeup of biology labs at leading US academic institutions.

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