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Environmental Genome Project Looks at Gene Variations: Some People Develop Disease While Others Do Not

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A new program is announced to explore gene variations, or polymorphisms, that influence people's susceptibility to environmental exposures that cause disease in some people but not others.

Tags: genes, notable NIEHS programs, polymorphisms


NIEHS News. 1997. Environmental Genome Project advances. Environ Health Perspect 105(12):1298. [PDF]

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NIEHS Research Funding:

News Release:

  • NIH Seeks Nominations for "Environmental Genome" Project - A Study of Individual Susceptibility to Environmental Exposures

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