RFS Briefings - February 2018

February 2018 issue of RFS Briefings has some timely and encouraging updates on women in science, particularly:

Keystone Symposia Conference on Bone Biology in Snowbird, Utah, keystonesymposia.org, February 27, 2018
Keystone Symposia, a member of RFS' Council of Academic Institutions, is hosting a conference on Novel Aspects of Bone Biology from June 13-16 in Snowbird, Utah.

Editas Medicine Names Jessica Hopfield, Ph.D., to Board of Directors, ir.editasmedicine.com, February 16, 2018
Editas Medicine, Inc., a leading genome editing company, announced the appointment of Jessica Hopfield, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Hopfield is a scientist and business leader with more than two decades of experience in the medical and healthcare fields and will also serve on the Audit Committee of the Board.

17 Top Female Scientists Who Have Changed the World, globalcitizen.com, February 10, 2018
In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Global Citizen recognized 17 top female scientists who have changed the world. There is 21-year-old scientist and senior at the MIT Tiera Guninn who is helping build a rocket for NASA. And, Elizabeth Blackwell who was the first woman to graduate in medical school in the United States and became an activist for poor women's health.

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