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Gender matters in science: The Barres view

"[S]tudies reveal that in many selection processes, the bar is unconsciously raised so high for women and minority candidates that few emerge as winners. For instance, one study found that women applying for a research grant needed to be 2.5 times more productive than men in order to be considered equally competent," writes Ben Barres in Does Gender Matter? in Nature this month, Barres discusses the two sides of the argument from his unique point of view. The full text of his commentary is behind a paywall, but you can read Male Scientist Writes of Life as Female Scientist in the Washington Post and find