The sex of a person, animal, cell or enzyme is the most powerful variable in health and disease. Yet, even after years of advocacy, only recently has the importance of sex as a biological and experimental variable been addressed1-4. Indeed, the majority of biomedical research is conducted with male animals and cells, neglects to report which sexes were studied or fails to mention if any sex-differences were identified5-6. In addition to being an exclusionary practice, this unidimensional approach to biological processes may be a root cause of the concerns regarding rigour and reproducibility of scientific research7.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)