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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

October 2020

Jeannie Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Falk lecture highlights critical X chromosome interplay in early life

Jeannie Lee shared her groundbreaking research into X-chromosome inactivation, a key process in female embryonic development.

COVID-19 particle and DNS strand
COVID-19 research funding targets role of genes, environment

NIEHS and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases seek to understand why some people are more vulnerable to the disease.

person in protective suit taking a water sample
Links between environment, genetic changes explored at society meeting

NIEHS scientists discussed mitochondrial mutations, RNA modifications, and more at Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society meeting.

Kembra Howdeshell, Ph.D.
NTP scoping reviews identify research gaps, recommend further study

Reviews of progestogens, paraquat, and neonicotinoid pesticides are among the first of a new type of National Toxicology Program report.

DNA helix
National security, environment overlap in ambitious research project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency seeks to better understand how harmful agents may affect the human epigenome.

Chris Weis, Ph.D.
PFAS research shared at federal workshop hosted by NIEHS

Scientists discussed potential effects on development and reproduction, and ways to improve hazard assessment.

Cynthia Rider, Ph.D.
Arsenic, fluorescent mice, and PFAS among topics at tox conference

The 2020 meeting of the North Carolina Society of Toxicology included a career panel and presentations by NIEHS early-career scientists.

United States ICCVAM Advancing Alternatives to Animal Testing
Nonanimal safety testing requires data quality, measures of success

Experts at federal meeting focus on areas for reducing animal use in testing.


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