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Women Who've Made Breakthrough Scientific Contributions

The conversation on the lack of women in science, or the gender gap in STEM, never seems to cease. A recent New York Times article writes that a Yale study found that "physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favorably than a woman with the same qualifications."

Despite the gender bias and years upon years of walls put up by sexism, women have nevertheless made monumental contributions to their fields and to the larger scope of science.

From Rosalind Franklin who played a key role in unearthing the molecular structure of DNA -- for which famed scientists Watson and Crick largely received all credit for -- to our recent MAKER Nancy Wexler, who has dedicated her life to finding a cure for Huntington's Disease, women have made, and continue to make, major impacts in science.

Take a look through the breakthough scientific contributions from female scientists!