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U.S. Study Shows Unconscious Gender Bias in Academic Science

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Science  28 Sep 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6102, pp. 1592
DOI: 10.1126/science.337.6102.1592

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Most U.S. professors like to think that they are working hard to overcome the persistent gender imbalance in academic science. They certainly don't consider themselves to be part of the problem. But a new study by a team at Yale University suggests that they're wrong, and that gender bias is deeply rooted in the community.