Journal of neuroscience research policy on addressing sex as a biological variable: Comments, clarifications, and elaborations

  title={Journal of neuroscience research policy on addressing sex as a biological variable: Comments, clarifications, and elaborations},
  author={Gina Rippon and Rebecca M. Jordan-Young and Anelis Kaiser and Daphna Joel and Cordelia Fine},
  journal={Journal of Neuroscience Research},
Gina Rippon,* Rebecca Jordan-Young, Anelis Kaiser, Daphna Joel, and Cordelia Fine Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, Birmingham, UK* Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, USA Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel History & Philosophy of Science Program, School of Historical & Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, Melbourne… 

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