Women’s Contributions to Early Genetics Studies Were Relegated to the Footnotes #MakerEducation
Another instance of women’s work in STEM fields getting marginalized. Great read from Smithsonian Mag.
As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, Emilia Huerta-Sánchez noticed something strange in the fine print of an old population genetics study. In the acknowledgements, the study’s author, a well-known geneticist, wrote, “I wish to thank Mrs. Jennifer Smith for ably programming and executing all the computations.”
Huerta-Sánchez showed the odd credit line to fellow postdoc Rori Rohlfs. Smith’s level of computing, she remarked, would normally warrant authorship today. In all likelihood, the two scientists mused privately, other women’s contributions to the burgeoning field of population genetics had also been relegated to the footnotes.
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