Biomedical studies are including more female subjects (finally)

Almost half of these studies now include male and female subjects. Here’s why that matters

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Stand up and be counted, lady mice. In 2009, only 28 percent of biomedical studies included both male and female subjects. In 2019, that number was nearly 49 percent.

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