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From sexless to sexy: Why it is time for human genetics to consider and report analyses of sex

Overview of attention for article published in Biology of Sex Differences, May 2017
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (72nd percentile)

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Title
From sexless to sexy: Why it is time for human genetics to consider and report analyses of sex
Published in
Biology of Sex Differences, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13293-017-0136-8
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Authors

Matthew S. Powers, Phillip H. Smith, Sherry A. McKee, Marissa A. Ehringer

Abstract

Science has come a long way with regard to the consideration of sex differences in clinical and preclinical research, but one field remains behind the curve: human statistical genetics. The goal of this commentary is to raise awareness and discussion about how to best consider and evaluate possible sex effects in the context of large-scale human genetic studies. Over the course of this commentary, we reinforce the importance of interpreting genetic results in the context of biological sex, establish evidence that sex differences are not being considered in human statistical genetics, and discuss how best to conduct and report such analyses. Our recommendation is to run stratified analyses by sex no matter the sample size or the result and report the findings. Summary statistics from stratified analyses are helpful for meta-analyses, and patterns of sex-dependent associations may be hidden in a combined dataset. In the age of declining sequencing costs, large consortia efforts, and a number of useful control samples, it is now time for the field of human genetics to appropriately include sex in the design, analysis, and reporting of results.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 22%
Researcher 5 22%
Student > Master 5 22%
Other 3 13%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Other 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 22%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 17%
Neuroscience 2 9%
Psychology 2 9%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 1 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 June 2020.
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#3,765,774
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Outputs from Biology of Sex Differences
#120
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#72,528
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Outputs of similar age from Biology of Sex Differences
#2
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