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    SCAI Supports Research for All Act

    May 20, 2015

    SCAI is one 38 groups supporting bipartisan legislation reintroduced by U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN-5) and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY-at large) to bring gender equality to essential aspects of medical research. The Research for All Act would require the inclusion and separate analysis of male and female animals, tissues and cells in research conducted and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). While the NIH has taken positive steps in this direction, current law does not require researchers to study female animals when conducting basic medical research. More details on the legislation are available here.

    To stay up-to-date on the bill's progress through the U.S. Legislature, watch for email updates from SCAI. On Twitter, follow @SCAI and #Research4All.