BYTE of Science presents - Sexy Science
Following the tradition of good science, good company, and good beer... we present to you: Sexy Science: The case for eliminating gender bias in biomedical research By: Amy Helene Fluitt, Doctoral candidate | UCLA
For many diseases, gender is a major risk factor. Women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s and autoimmune disorders, while autism and cardiovascular disease are more frequent in men. Despite clear evidence for gender dimorphism in disease, the vast majority of laboratory mice in biomedical research are male. This gender-biased research approach skews results to represent male biology and precludes the possibility of discovering female-specific signaling networks. Come hear Amy Fluitt tell us about sexual dimorphism in the immune system.
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