N.I.H. Tells Researchers to End Sex Bias in Early Studies

May 14, 2014 7:48 PM

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N.I.H. Tells Researchers to End Sex Bias in Early Studies

Amid growing evidence that many drugs are not as effective in women as in men, the National Institutes of Health on Wednesday warned scientists that they must take steps to alter longstanding basic research methods.

The N.I.H. has already taken researchers to task for their failure to include adequate numbers of women in clinical trials. The new announcement is an acknowledgment that this gender disparity begins much earlier in the research process.

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