|BREAKING RESEARCH NEWS||January 28, 2015|
New Chemical Testing Method Better than Animal TestsJanuary 28, 2015
A new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives describes a method to more effectively characterize how different individuals respond to chemical exposures, highlighting potentially sensitive individuals or populations that may require stricter controls on chemical use. Such testing methods are essential, because differences between humans due to genetic variation, health status, and environmental factors can greatly influence potential responses to chemical exposures. This is an improvement over animal tests for chemical safety, as animals do not reflect human responses or human population variability.
Abdo N, Xia M, Brown CC, et al. Population-based in vitro hazard and concentration–response assessment of chemicals: The 1000 Genomes High-Throughput Screening Study. Environ Health Perspect. Published online January 13, 2015.
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