A party thrown by LifeSci Advisors that coincided with the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco underscores biotech's gender diversity problem, Bloomberg Business reports. To compensate for a lack of female guests, the financial communications firm hired female models to mingle among the mostly male guests.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

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