RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC--The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) here has announced a new Environmental Genome Project that will search for human genes that control susceptibility to toxic chemicals, trace metals, and other environmental hazards. The five-year project will receive $50 million in funding. Kenneth Olden, the NIEHS director, reported that the project aims to identify at least 200 genes that are vulnerable to the effects of environmental toxins.
Environmental Genome Project Aims to Find 200 Genes Affected by Toxins
Dec 22, 1998