Clinical Trials: Keeping Score on the Sexes

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Science  10 Jun 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5728, pp. 1571
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5728.1571

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In 1987, a government panel found that U.S. agencies were slighting women's health and ordered that more women be included in research trials (see main text). Now critics say researchers should run clinical trials in a way that will bring to light physiological differences between men and women.