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The Science of Sex Differences
Our mission is to promote inclusivity and scientific rigor in the study of sex differences and women's health.

Sex-Inclusive Biomedicine: Are New Policies Increasing Rigor and Reproducibility?

My collaborator Janet Rich-Edwards and I weigh in on common analytical errors in the study of sex differences and what we can do to prevent them.


Rigor and Reproducibility in the Study of Sex Differences

Watch Professor Maney's presentation at the UCLA Lab of Neuroendocrinology. 

University of California, Los Angeles

March 17, 2023


What is a Sex Difference?

Watch Professor Maney's Keynote Address at the Connors-BRI Symposium: Incorporating Sex and Gender as Research Variables to Advance Health. 

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

May 9, 2022

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Sex-based Data in the Spotlight

What counts as evidence for a sex difference? Our study in eLife shows that claims of sex differences in the biological sciences are often not backed by sound statistics. 

See Emory's press release here.


Identifying Barriers to Implementation of SABV 


With collaborator Katrina Karkazis, Dr. Maney is studying the implementation of the NIH policy on Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV). This project is funded by the Emory Specialized Center for Research Excellence on Sex Differences.

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A Beginner's Guide to Sex Differences in the Brain


An opinion piece published in The Conversation

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Interested in calculating an effect size and overlap for a sex difference you are reading about? Or one you discovered yourself? Use our tool to generate graphs! And if you prefer colors other than pink and blue, head to

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