Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sexism against women in the world of science

We have been for 14 years deep into the XXI Century and still women suffer because of discrimination in the world of science.  Several examples that have happened over time can be found on this blog.

This article addresses the issue in its current situation:

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Women in Science: Dr. Marthe Gautier, French scientist

French Dr. Marthe Gautier discovered in 1957 that trisomy 21 is the cause of Down syndrome, " a genetic problem associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features and mild to moderate intellectual disability" (Wikipedia).

Dr. Marthe Gautier has been denied credit for her discovery so far, but at 88 years old, she is still living.  It is still possible to right this old wrong.  You can read on this link the whole story: