I’m sorry this is happening to her. This is a wonderful achievement and I hope she gets proper credit! But she joins a long line of persecuted scientists. Alan Turing was prosecuted for being a homosexual, Muhammad Rhazes, who wrote a compendium about everything know about medicine in his time was blinded. Servetus, credited with discovering pulmonary circulatin, wrote a book outlining his discovery and about reforming Christianity, and he was burned at the stake. Galileo was convicted for publishing evidence that the earth revolves around the sun. Albert Einstein was deprived of his posts in Berlin and his membership in the Prussian Academy of Sciences, his property seized and his books burned in public. So you see she’s in good company!

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