'Stuck in the Past'

The underrepresentation of women in science may mean that discrimination against female researchers is "institutional," says the Guardian's Alice Bell. A new study published in PNAS suggests science is "stuck in the past" when it comes to women and is focusing on the wrong issues in order to get past the problem, she adds.

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