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Work–life integration survey addresses the needs of women working in life sciences

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Addressing the needs of women in the life science workforce can improve work–life integration and contribute to a more diverse and inclusive world economy.

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Hockberger, P., Valdes, K.M., Bosc, J. et al. Work–life integration survey addresses the needs of women working in life sciences. Nat Biotechnol 39, 523–525 (2021).

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