Considering sex as a biological variable will be valuable for neuroscience research

Rebecca M. Shansky*, Catherine S. Woolley

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Abstract

The recently implemented National Institutes of Health policy requiring that grant applicants consider sex as a biological variable in the design of basic and preclinical animal research studies has prompted considerable discussion within the neuroscience community. Here, we present reasons to be optimistic that this new policy will be valuable for neuroscience, and we suggest some ways for neuroscientists to think about incorporating sex as a variable in their research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11817-11822
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuroscience
Volume36
Issue number47
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 23 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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