Nature News Q&A with Nancy Hopkins: A passion for science without barriers

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This week's issue of Nature features an interview with Nancy Hopkins, who is retiring this spring from MIT. In 2005 she famously walked out during a presentation by Larry Summers, then-president of Harvard University, when he suggested that innate differences might account for the lack of women in high-achieving roles in science. Read her reflections on her career as a women in molecular genetics.