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What to do about sexual harassment in science

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A newly published report from the National Academies highlights the issue of sexual harassment in scientific and technical fields. (National Academies Press Graphic)

A newly published report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine calls for dramatic steps to curb sexual harassment in scientific and technical fields.

The report cites a University of Texas survey suggesting that about 20 percent of female science students, more than a quarter of female engineering students and more than 40 percent of female medical students have experienced sexual harassment from faculty or staff.

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By Alan Boyle

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