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3% of science Nobels go to women. And it's not just a gender problem

The Nobel Prizes in chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine were awarded this week. All 9 recipients were white, 7 were from the U.S., and all of them were men. This graphic shows all Nobel prizes awarded for science or economic science, by gender and awardee's country.

Data: Nobelprize.org; Note: 'Other' includes 7 countries with 1 prize and 18 recipients with mixed backgrounds; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios