Preventing arsenic-induced birth defects

As featured in the latest NIEHS Research Brief and this month’s NIEHS Environmental Factor, research led by Dr. Rebecca Fry has shown that blocking the glucocorticoid receptor pathway in a chick embryo model prevents birth defects induced by exposure to arsenic. These findings were the result of a novel systems biology approach combining computational analysis with laboratory testing to predict and identify key biological pathways involved in environmentally-induced birth defects.

Read the full NIEHS Research Brief
Read the original research article in Environmental Health Perspectives