• Podcast Extra: Women in science

    4 March 2013

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        Beating the odds

        There is still a significant gender gap in science. This week Nature takes a hard look at the numbers and what is being done to close the gap. Uta Frith and Athene Donald are at the top of their research fields; they have thrived as women in science. With Charlotte Stoddart, they reflect on their long careers; how they managed to raise families, why quotas can be damaging to women, and the biases and stereotypes that persist.

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