Toxicogenomic Technologies and Risk Assessment of Environmental Carcinogens: A Workshop Summary
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Toxicogenomics is a discipline that combines expertise in toxicology, genetics, molecular biology, and environmental health to help understand the response of living organisms to stressful environments. The National Research Council convened a workshop to discuss how toxicogenomic data could be applied to improve risk assessments, particularly cancer risk from environmental exposure to chemicals. Risk assessments serve as the basis of many public-health decisions in environmental, occupational, and consumer protection from chemicals. The workshop provided a forum for communities of experts, including those working in "-omics" and those in the policy arena, to discuss where their fields intersect, and how toxicogenomics could address critical knowledge gaps in risk assessments.

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68 pages | 6 x 9
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ISBN: 978-0-309-09700-0
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National Research Council. Toxicogenomic Technologies and Risk Assessment of Environmental Carcinogens: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.

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