Biomedical research. Of mice and women: the bias in animal models.

@article{Wald2010BiomedicalRO,
  title={Biomedical research. Of mice and women: the bias in animal models.},
  author={Chelsea Wald and Corinna Wu},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={327 5973},
  pages={
          1571-2
        }
}
In 1993, the U.S. National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act mandated that women and minorities be included in clinical research, because treatments had been shown to have different effects in different populations. A 2001 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report published by the National Academy Press pointed to evidence that the same was true for research using animal models: The sex of the animal can lead to qualitatively different results. Yet because male rodents are cheaper and easier to… 

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