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How would I go about finding articles or information about women in these fields? My daughter has a classmate who seems to think that girls can't like bugs and lizards.


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Amy, do a search for articles on Christiane Nusslein-Volhard. She is a German scientist who studies friut flies. In 1995, she shared the Nobel prize for her work on flies. She studied how patterning takes place, i.e., how you start with one egg, and end up with an organism with a head at one end, a tail at the other, etc. Many of her findings have been extended to other organisms, including humans. She is an interesting woman, who is still active in research. Here is a link to a brief autobiography:

http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1995/nusslein-volhard-autobio.html

Paul Mahoney, PhD


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