At The Intersection, Sheril Kirshenbaum confronts the question of what it means to be a woman in science. She links to a new study that says the reason many women drop out of the race between postdoc and PI is due to their own choosing. Better role models would go a long way toward helping them see that successful women scientists can have families and lives outside the lab. "We need more visible women in science ...

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