There is a “gender bias” in medical testing, apparently.
According to NPR, the NIH, as a condition of keeping the medical research funding pipeline running, is going to spend $10 million to introduce “gender equity” in testing on mice:
There’s been a male tilt to biomedical research for a long time.
The National Institutes of Health is trying to change that and is looking to bring gender balance all the way down to the earliest stages of research. As a condition of NIH funding, researchers will now have to include female and male animals in their biomedical studies.
The claim is that by conducting testing only on male rodents, the results potentially didn’t hold for female humans.
As the NPR report notes, however, the … read more here
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