Outdated Gender Stereotypes Are Harming Science
Science Friday - 06/10/2019
Writing in the journal Science, neuroscientist Rebecca Shansky says that view is out of date—and it’s been harming science too. She cites evidence that male mice have as much hormonal variance as female mice, when they’re caged together in the lab. By studying only one sex, she argues, we’re not getting a full picture of how conditions like depression or PTSD might manifest in humans.