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A Subtle Bias

Academic scientists show subtle bias against female students, a new report in PNAS from Yale University researchers says. The researchers, led by Jo Handelsman, examined whether faculty members perceived or treated equally qualified male and female students differently by presenting 127 biology, chemistry, and physics professors with an application from an undergraduate seeking a laboratory manager position. The application was randomly assigned a male or female name.

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