Effects of Sex and Gender-Related Experiences Across the Genetics-linked Clinical Phenome

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Effects of Sex and Gender-Related Experiences Across the Genetics-linked Clinical Phenome 
What is the Clinical Phenome? 

The clinical phenome is a list of physical traits that healthcare providers can measure and watch. These traits can include blood pressure or heart rate. Healthcare providers can learn more about someone’s health by monitoring these traits. More can be learned about what impacts these traits. Scientists want to learn if being a certain sex or gender can affect clinical phenome traits and health outcomes. 

How is the research done? 

Researchers want to learn more about how being a man or woman can affect the development of an illness. The team uses BioVU resources to examine certain genes and markers that differ in all genders and sexes. The team will look for differences in disease severity and how and when the illnesses start. The study team will also consider how injury, or an unhealthy lifestyle can impact health differently for different sexes and genders.

What is the importance of this study? 

The study team wants to understand how sex, gender, and genes affect disease risk. This is important because some diseases affect men and women differently. This study can help gender health gaps and enhance patient treatment.

 

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