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3rd Annual Rosalind Franklin Society Meeting

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Posted by: Executive Director

12/02/2009

Given the status, credibility, and reach of GEN, it is so important that you covered this story. Its real importance is that this is a science issue, not a women's issue. At the highest levels of science there are so many unsung heros (women in science), and they must come out of the shadow cast by male giants, consciously and unconsciously. Special mention should be given to the very active and committed men who sit on the RFS Board, including several Nobel Laureates. This eminent and influential leadership is crucial if we want and expect REAL change.

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