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Scientific Diversity Interventions

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Science  07 Feb 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6171, pp. 615-616
DOI: 10.1126/science.1245936

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Although the representation of women and racial or ethnic minorities within the scientific community has increased in recent decades, the overall pace of diversification remains relatively slow (1). A number of factors may be involved (2), but one possible explanation for this limited progress is that gender and racial or ethnic biases persist throughout academia (1, 3).