Dr. Kshitish Acharya and team recently published an article in the Elsevier journal Life Sciences titled “The molecular basis of gender disparities in smoking lung cancer patients”. Using transcriptomic meta analysis, the authors identified 9 specific genes with consistent gender-bias among smoking lung cancer patients. This gender-bias was detected in terms of expression patterns, and in at least 4 studies. The study also reports multiple functions associated with the genes expressed differently in female patients compared to male patients or normal women. The article is available here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2020.118927