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Scientists Map Sensitivity of Thousands of Genes to Chemical Exposure

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, have used what they claim is an unprecedented objective approach to identify which genes and molecular pathways— including mechanisms involving aging, lipid metabolism, and autoimmune disease—are most sensitive to chemical exposure. Headed by environmental health scientist Alexander Suvorov, PhD, the research findings could help to improve our understanding of how chemicals, including pollutants and pharmaceuticals, interact to impact gene expression, and potentially human health.

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