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Toxicogenomics Research Consortium Formed

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NIEHS awarded $37 million to five academic research organizations to form a Toxicogenomics Research Consortium with the Institute's own National Center for Toxicogenomics. Building a library of known toxins and the genes they turn "on" or "off " the center seeks to use an array of cloned genes to review chemicals for toxicity. Later, the technology may be used on individual patients to tailor preventive, diagnostic, and treatment methods.

Tags: genes, toxicity


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News Releases:

  • 2007: NAS Report Offers New Tools to Assess Health Risks from Chemicals
  • 2001: NIEHS and Five Research Organizations Join to Use Genomics to Study Toxicological and Environmental Health Problems

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