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The Urgent Need to Eliminate Gender Bias in Research
To overcome gender bias in biomedical research, we must let data lead, be judgment-free, and eliminate pre-conceived notions. Using menstrual blood research as an example, Anna Villarreal points out that the centuries-old concept that menstrual blood is a waste product has hindered research using this biologic sample that is unique to women of child-bearing age. Her company, LifeStory Health is challenging that concept leading to new insights about health and disease in women.