NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A new report by the National Research Council calls for a national “human toxicogenomics initiative” to better understand toxicity by developing genomic tools to identify toxic chemicals that predict “individual vulnerabilities,” creating new toxicity tests, and building a massive database to hold data about toxins and genomics.
 

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