Pigeon study takes on sexism in science

In experimental research, scientists tend to assume that male and female animals are alike, and mostly use males. But a new study by researchers at UC Davis and the University of New Hampshire, published April 18 in Scientific Reports, shows surprisingly big differences in tissue gene expression between male and female rock doves. The work is part of an attempt to make science more gender-inclusive and aware of physiological and other differences between the sexes.

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