From the Tuesday Science section of the NY Times (25 September 2012):
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Both male and female academic scientists rated the same resume lower when the name on the resume was "Jennifer" rather than "John." Gender bias runs deep . . .
-Alex Madonik, California Section
P.S. Summary of the study:
"A broad, nationwide sample of biology, chemistry, and physics professors (n = 127) evaluated the application materials of an undergraduate science student who had ostensibly applied for a science laboratory manager position. All participants received the same materials, which were randomly assigned either the name of a male (n = 63) or a female (n = 64) student; student gender was thus the only variable that differed between conditions."