Researchers Sue Salk

Two researchers are suing the Salk Institute for gender discrimination, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In their lawsuits, Vicki Lundblad and Katherine Jones allege that they and other women have faced discrimination at the institute, which they describe as an "old boys' club" where "women are paid less, not promoted, and denied opportunities and benefits simply because they are women."

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