Lack of Women

Women are under-represented among genomics faculty, according to a new study.

"Our findings in molecular biology, particularly genomics, are what surprised us the most," Northwestern University's Luís Nunes Amaral says in a statement. "There is a lot of research money in this high-profile area, and women are not represented proportionally. This raises all sorts of questions as to what kind of cultural environment has been created in the field."

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