Science, maths and foetal hormones

In a new study, Adriene Beltz and her team have studied males and females with congenital adrenal hyperplesia: a genetic condition, which for women involves exposure to higher-than-usual levels of testosterone and other androgens in the womb. The researchers say their results show that biological factors related to sex have a real influence on occupational interest, and that by acknowledging this, we'll be more successful in encouraging more women into science and maths careers.

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