Women and Genetics.....?

Ms. S.J. Rickard srickard at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Tue Apr 9 05:06:49 EST 1996

On 6 Apr 1996, Graham Dellaire wrote:

> I have always wondered what was the great attraction for women to 
> genetics, especially clinical or cytogenetics.  I have seen whole floors 
> in medical genetics dept. that were all women (prof's and grad 
> students).  I have also noticed a large number of women in masters 
> programs or as lab tech's in almost every molecular biology related lab 
> I have ever worked in.  But something happens to them all.  Very few 
> make it to Ph.D. and even fewer to professorships.  

You should come and visit my lab, it's chocka block with women post docs 
and Phd students, even the head of lab is female, mind you they are all 
dropping sprogs!!!

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