Gender & Sexuality

Stanford Medicine —

Male mice hard-wired to recognize sex of other mice

The discovery, by Stanford researchers, of neurons that drive mice’s innate ability to identify the sex of other mice highlights the importance of biological influences on sex-specific behaviors.

Gender diversity is linked to research diversity

Gender diversity in science comes down to more than just who is on the team. The research approaches and types of questions the field addresses also shift – and lead to better science.

Why women stay behind the scenes at work

Avoiding backlash, feeling authentic and balancing work with family responsibilities are reasons women shared with Stanford researchers about why they opt to work on the sidelines.

Poll: Women and independent voters critical for the midterm election

A new poll of California voters by Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West shows that despite its reputation as a liberal state, the California political profile is mixed and diverse. Appealing to female voters and appealing to independents are pivotal this election season.

Meeting showcases women in data science

In sharp contrast to the all-male panels that dominate technical meetings, Margot Gerritsen organized a data science conference with only female speakers. More than 170 events in 53 countries held in parallel brought women data scientists together worldwide.