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US Regulators Enforce Plan to End Gender Bias in Medical Trials

Beginning in October, U.S. scientists who want government money to fund their research will have to start using female animals and cells in their research. The announcement from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biggest funder of medical research in this country, is seen as a major development because male specimens traditionally dominate drug research. Curtis Meinert, at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, is an...

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