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Nature Immunology looks at gender issues in science careers

Gender stereotypes are still preventing women from attaining full recognition of their research careers, even in the United States. The February Editorial of Nature Immunology (11, 99; 2010) reports that females who hold high-ranking positions in academia and enjoy full recognition of their scientific achievements are still a very rare breed. “According to reports by the European Commission and National Science Foundation in 2006, less than 15% of the full professorship positions in Europe and around 19% in the USA are held by women. Survivors of a very stringent selection process, through sheer excellence or combinations of happy circumstances, they 

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