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Prevalence of sexual dimorphism in mammalian phenotypic traits.

Nat. Commun. 8:15475 (2017)
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The role of sex in biomedical studies has often been overlooked, despite evidence of sexually dimorphic effects in some biological studies. Here, we used high-throughput phenotype data from 14,250 wildtype and 40,192 mutant mice (representing 2,186 knockout lines), analysed for up to 234 traits, and found a large proportion of mammalian traits both in wildtype and mutants are influenced by sex. This result has implications for interpreting disease phenotypes in animal models and humans.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords Gene-function; Biomedical-research; Consortium; Expression; Science; Mice; Bias
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