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Women Scientists on Sexism in Science

Adam Rutherford and five female researchers explore how the culture and organisation of science is rigged against women staying in the lab and getting to the top.

Inside Science this week is devoted to the subject of sexism in science, following the comments from Tim Hunt about women in laboratories.

Adam Rutherford is joined by five female researchers at differing stages of their scientific career to explore whether the culture of science - from school, through university and into the lab - is rigged against women getting grants, staying in the world of research and getting promotion. Do the pressures on scientists to publish many papers militate against women getting to the top of the profession? is there unconscious bias against women making it in science?

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