EPA Science Inventory

GENOMIC APPROACHES FOR CROSS-SPECIES EXTRAPOLATION IN TOXICOLOGY

Citation:

BENSON, W. H. AND R. T. DIGUILIO. GENOMIC APPROACHES FOR CROSS-SPECIES EXTRAPOLATION IN TOXICOLOGY. William Benson and Richard DiGuilio (ed.), SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL, (2006).

Description:

The latest tools for investigating stress in organisms, genomic technologies provide great insight into how different organisms respond to environmental conditions. However, their usefulness needs testing, verification, and codification. Genomic Approaches for Cross-Species Extrapolation in Toxicology provides a balanced discussion drawn from the experience of thirty-five scientists and professionals from diverse fields, including environmental toxicology and chemistry, biomedical toxicology, molecular biology, genetics, physiology, bioinformatics, computer science, and statistics.

The book introduces genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolic technologies. It describes advantages and challenges associated with these approaches compared to traditional methodologies, particularly from the perspective of cross-species extrapolation within human and environmental toxicology; and explores solutions that will facilitate the incorporation of these technologies into predictive toxicology. The book also identifies and prioritizes species of animals that can serve as surrogates for environmental and human health in comparative toxicogenomic studies. The chapters' authors elucidate similarities and differences among species, relate stressor-mediated responses to adverse outcomes, and extend this science into innovative approaches to risk assessment and regulatory decision-making.

Purpose/Objective:

Book

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK)
Start Date: 12/15/2007
Completion Date: 12/15/2007
Record Last Revised: 09/17/2013
Record Created: 01/23/2007
Record Released: 01/23/2007
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 163007

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION

IMMEDIATE OFFICE