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Needed: More Females in Animal and Cell Studies

Science  16 May 2014:
Vol. 344, Issue 6185, pp. 679
DOI: 10.1126/science.344.6185.679

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The heavy reliance on male animals and cells in research ignores female biology. And that's a mistake because this research guides therapies that move into humans, say two top National Institutes of Health officials. In a policy to be rolled out this October, the agency will require grant applicants to address the imbalance.