Article: “A Scientist’s Gender Biases Mouse Research”

“Duhaime-Ross reports on a new study, which found that mice are scared of men. When a male researcher works with a mouse, the mouse’s body courses with stress hormones. This doesn’t happen when a woman scientist is doing the work. The difference in how mice respond to male and female researchers could potentially skew everything from behavioral studies to cell research.” https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-gender-biases-mouse-research-180951240/

The article shows that scientists have been oblivious to the effect their own gender has on research results. Scientists were too focused on their own research and never took into account the reactions and behavior of the mice. The behavior of the mice and their reaction to male scientists is extremely important but scientists did not consider it for many years.


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