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Genomics in Regulatory Ecotoxicology: Applications and Challenges

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* ISBN: 978-1-880611-38-8 Publication Date: 2008 Pages: 168
 
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Editors: Gerald T Ankley, Ann L Miracle, Edward J Perkins, George P Daston

Aligning environmental science with regulation, Genomics in Regulatory Ecotoxicology: Applications and Challenges presents the first in-depth set of recommendations published in the open literature focused specifically on how genomics data could be used in regulatory ecotoxicology. The book develops a conceptual framework of how genomics data can most effectively impact current approaches for ecological risk assessments. It also identifies biomarkers of exposure and effects for both lab and field monitoring studies and provides a basis for the extrapolation of chemical effects across species. It explores exactly how data generated from new genomics technologies might impact or benefit risk assessment.

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  • Identifies biomarkers of exposure and effects for use in both lab and field studies
  • Provides a basis for the extrapolation of chemical effects across species
  • Describes current and planned applications of genomic technologies to screening assays for use in ecotoxicology decision-making, including risk assessment
  • Focuses on the development and application of genomics to tiered testing, including how genomics may be used to support streamlining of current chemical testing programs
  • Highlights the application of genomic technologies to complex mixtures of contaminants in the environment, such as sites requiring remediation
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