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Many Top U.S. Scientists Wish They Had More Children
August 8, 2011
Nearly half of all women scientists and one-quarter of male scientists at the nation's top research universities said their career has kept them from having as many children as they had wanted, according to a new study by Rice University and Southern Methodist University.
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