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women in science

An article published in Nature details Franklin's part in discovering the "backbone" of the DNA molecule. However, due to the competition between the groups, she avoided publishing a large part of them herself, as well as Watson and Crick
The number of women who received the Nobel Prize in physics increased from three to four, and in chemistry from five to seven (in both cases including Marie Curie). Is this a coincidence or the start of a trend?
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