B – Putting gender on the agenda

Editorial. Putting gender on the agenda. Nature 2010;465:665 (10 June 2010)

Biomedical reserach continues to use many more male subjects than females in both animal studies and human clinical trials. As a consequence, medicine as it is currently applied to women is less evidence-based than that being applied to men. Some steps can be taken to address this problem. Journals can insist that authors document the sex of animals in published papers and the Nature journals are at present considering whether to require the inclusion of such information.