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Women in Science

Genome Biology

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Genome Biology 2012, 13:148  doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-3-148

Published: 8 March 2012

Abstract

To coincide with International Women's Day, Genome Biology asked several female scientists about their experience of an academic career, how they managed to balance an active research career with family life, and what should be done to encourage more women to pursue research careers to stop the 'leaky' pipeline.