Opportunities for women in early genetics

  title={Opportunities for women in early genetics},
  author={Marsha L. Richmond},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  • M. Richmond
  • Published 1 November 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
Although women have long been engaged in science, their participation in large numbers was limited until they gained access to higher education in the last decades of the nineteenth century. The rediscovery of Mendel's work in 1900 coincided with the availability of a well trained female scientific workforce, and women entered the new field in significant numbers. Exploring their activities reveals much about the early development of the field that soon revolutionized biology, and about the… 

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