Biology of Sex Differences considers manuscripts on all aspects of the effects of sex on biology and disease.
Sex has profound effects on physiology and the susceptibility to disease. The function of cells and organs depends on their sex, determined by the interplay among the genome and biological and social environments. The study of sex differences is a discipline in itself, with its own concepts and methods that apply across tissues.
- Arthur Arnold, University of California
Society affiliationsBiology of Sex Differences is the official journal of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences.
Biology of Sex Differences 2014, 5:6
Arthur P. Arnold is Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology, and Director of the Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology of the Brain Research Institute, at the University of California, Los Angeles.
"Sex differences occur in many tissues and diseases. Biology of Sex Differences serves as a forum for discussion of the forces that make females and males different, and the downstream pathways that are affected by sex-specific forces. This information will be critical for discovery of factors, often more prevalent in one sex than the other, that alleviate disease."
Arthur P. Arnold
Biology of Sex Differences
Geert J. de Vries
"The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences is a membership organization dedicated to promote research in, and knowledge of, sex differences in biology and medicine. Sex is factor that influences the development, physiology, and fate of every cell in the body. Similarly, it influences the vulnerability for, and progression and treatment of disease. Considering this factor therefore makes for excellence in biology as well as medicine. We are excited about the early success of Biology of Sex Differences, which is dedicated to such excellence."
Geert J. de Vries, PhD
President of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, and Professor of Neuroscience at Georgia State University, Atlanta