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His and Hers Science: Why Sex Matters in Biology and Health

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

“Is it a girl or a boy?” everyone asks an expecting mother. That’s because we know the sexes are different. But did you know that scientists are studying female and male animals — even his and hers versions of cells — to understand why sex matters in biology and for our health? Dr. Janine Clayton, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health, explored the fascinating world of his and hers science, from petals to peacocks to people!