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Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 7, 378-380 (May 2006) | doi:10.1038/nrm1913

EssayWomen in cell biology: how personal lives shape careers

Fiona M. Watt1  About the author

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For women scientists who have 'made it', there is no standard route to personal happiness and professional success, although a universal attribute is an enduring passion for science. Growing up, some scientists enjoyed parental support, whereas for others low expectations or a geographical disadvantage were a spur to achievement. Partners can be good, bad or indifferent, but having children is not a bar to success.

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  1. Fiona M. Watt is at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PX, UK.
    Email: fiona.watt@cancer.org.uk

Published online 8 March 2006

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