At one time, medical researchers conducted their studies only on men. That started changing more than 20 years ago. Now, the National Institutes of Health says more than half of human research subjects are women. But when it comes to research on animals, or even cells, most continues to be done on males. Janine Clayton wants to change that. She’s the Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health at NIH. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain the new research policy.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.