Dr. Rusyn discusses environmental chemicals and emerging research in toxicogenetics

Dr. Ivan Rusyn was recently featured in an interview about environmental chemicals and toxicogenetic research in the “Ask the Scientist” features of the News & Observer and Charlotte Observer.

 
During the interview, Dr. Rusyn described the challenges of evaluating chemical safety as well as new research to better understand how genetics can influence how individuals respond to environmental exposures.

The interview also highlighted the NIEH-NCATS-UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge, an innovative approach to problem-solving that invites scientists to compete using the largest publicly available set of cytotoxicity data to develop a model that can accurately predict how individuals or populations might respond when exposed to certain chemicals in the environment.

Follow a link to read the full interview in the News & Observer or Charlotte Observer.