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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National security, environment overlap in ambitious research project
DNA helix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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