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Diversity: A Nature & Scientific American Special Issue

Greater diversity in science's workforce and ideas is long overdue. Nature, in this special issue with Scientific American, explores connections between diversity and the rigour of research — including how marginalization affects study design — and discusses persistent, misguided assumptions. The message is clear: inclusive science is better science.


  • Nature News | Editorial

    There is growing evidence that embracing diversity — in all its senses — is key to doing good science. But there is still work to be done to ensure that inclusivity is the default, not the exception.

  • Nature News | Comment

    Effective clinical studies must consider all ethnicities — exclusion can endanger populations, says Esteban G. Burchard.

    • Esteban G. Burchard
  • Nature News | Comment

    Confront economic differences to strengthen global research, urge P. Wenzel Geissler and Ferdinand Okwaro.

    • P. Wenzel Geissler
    •  &  Ferdinand Okwaro
  • Nature News | Comment

    Richard B. Freeman and Wei Huang reflect on a link between a team's ethnic mix and highly cited papers.

    • Richard B. Freeman
    •  &  Wei Huang
  • Nature News | News Feature

    The sciences can be a sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, but biases may still discourage many from coming out.

    • M Mitchell Waldrop

From the archive

  • Nature News | Comment

    A neuroscientist reflects on his experience of studying the circuits that control neural activity while his own brain began slowly failing him.

  • Nature Jobs | Feature

    Universities seek to recreate the success of one institution's mentorship programme for minorities in science.

    • Virginia Gewin
  • Nature Jobs | Column

    A standard test for admission to graduate school misses potential winners, say Casey Miller and Keivan Stassun.

    • Casey Miller
    •  &  Keivan Stassun
  • Nature News | News

    Too many biomedical PhDs and too few minorities are a demographic dilemma for the NIH.

    • Meredith Wadman
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience | Review Article

    Social prejudices and stereotyping are pervasive and often operate unconsciously. In this Review, David M. Amodio considers the neural basis of prejudice and stereotyping and discusses the processes through which such biases may form, can influence behaviour and are regulated.

    • David M. Amodio