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Understanding Pathways to a Paradigm Shift in Toxicity Testing and Decision-Making: Proceedings of a Workshop -- in Brief (2018)

Workshop Presentations and Video Advances in the environmental health sciences -- from high-throughput cell-based in vitro studies to tissue chips to environment-wide association studies -- have led to new approaches for understanding the toxicity of chemicals in humans. These new approaches are faster, less expensive, and potentially more comparable to real-life human exposures than legacy animal toxicity testing approaches. However, man... More >>

The Promise of Genome Editing Tools to Advance Environmental Health Research: Proceedings of a Workshop -- in Brief (2018)

Workshop Presentations and Video This January 2018 workshop brought together experts in molecular biology, toxicology, and public health to explore opportunities for using genome (and epigenome) editing technologies in environmental health research. Participants discussed genome editing tools such as CRISPR/Cas9 and their applications to help unravel the mechanisms through which environmental stressors affect human health, including developin... More >>

Informing Environmental Health Decisions Through Data Integration: Proceedings of a Workshop -- in Brief (2018)

Workshop Presentations and Video Integrating large quantities of data from multiple, disparate sources can create new opportunities to understand complex environmental health questions. However, combining new types and larger quantities of data to inform a specific decision presents many new challenges. For example, investigators must develop methods to reliably integrate data from designed experiments with data re-purposed from other uses, suc... More >>

Strategies for Effective Improvements to the BioWatch System: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018)

BioWatch is the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) system for providing advanced warning of an aerosolized biological attack. This system uses collectors strategically positioned across the country to monitor the air for biological threats. As currently deployed, BioWatch collectors draw air through filters that field technicians collect and transport to public laboratories, where professional technicians analyze the material collected o... More >>

Advances in Causal Understanding for Human Health Risk-Based Decision-Making: Proceedings of a Workshop -- in Brief (2018)

New molecular and bioinformatic approaches have advanced understanding of how molecular pathways are affected by exposure and involved in disease. However, these advances are often not yet deemed sufficient to establish a causal link between an exposure and health outcome for public health risk assessments; regulators still rely primarily on traditional data streams and endpoints, such as those endpoints observed in animal studies. A March 201... More >>