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Your Environment. Your Health.

News Items: New York University School of Medicine

Superfund Research Program

Mechanisms of Resistance of Aquatic Vertebrate Populations to Mixtures of Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Metal Contaminants

Project Leader: Isaac I. Wirgin
Grant Number: P42ES010344
Funding Period: 2000 - 2006

News Items List

  • Fish Adaptation to TCDD Seen at the Genome Level
    SRP News Page - January 2018
    Long-term exposure to environmental toxicants can affect the genome of Hudson River tomcod much more than previously expected, according to researchers led by Isaac Wirgin, Ph.D., at the New York University School of Medicine. A recent study led by Isaac Wirgin, Ph.D. and his team sheds light on the effects of exposure to the pollutant 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on the genomes, or full set of genes, from two tomcod populations 86 miles apart with distinctly different exposure histories.
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