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Sexism unfortunately still exists in science in the US and Europe, begins an editorial in this week's special issue of Nature. While progress has been made to combat sexism, it appears to have stalled — women in the US and Europe earn about half of all the science doctoral degrees awarded, yet make up about a fifth of full professors, the editorial adds.

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