In light of this and the many scientific GTers here, I think it would really awesome if we started a GT Journal Club highlighting the achievements of women toiling away at lab benches around the world. I am completely and totally flexible and open to suggestions about how people want to make this work (once a month, whenever someone finds something interesting, never...)

I'll get it started with an oldy but goody:

Development of bat flight: Morphologic and molecular evolution of bat wing digits

Karen E. Sears, Richard R. Behringer, John J. Rasweiler, IV, Lee A. Niswander Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 April 25; 103(17): 6581–6586. Published online 2006 April 17. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0509716103

A little about the paper: This is from the Evo Devo field. Karen Sears presented this data in a seminar at my school and while it couldn't be more unrelated from my field, it captured my imagination and I think it's fairly accessible and fascinating for non-science GTers who are interested (if it's not, let me know and we can find something else).


Papers from any and all fields are acceptable! I've always found it to be really valuable to get exposed to new papers and new science, so anyone who wants to share is very welcome to do so! If you don't have posting privileges and have a paper that you'd like to share, let me know and I'll share it on your behalf.

Happy Pubmeding!