Environmental health sciences enter new phase, challenges discussed

Read the full story at Environmental Factor.

NIEHS Director Rick Woychik, Ph.D., engaged faculty about the future of environmental health sciences during a visit to the HERCULES Exposome Research Center Jan. 13. The focus: overcoming challenges in making exposome research and precision environmental health mainstream.

The research center is the first to explore the role of the exposome, which is defined as the sum of all environmental exposures across the lifespan and our body’s response to them. Such NIEHS-funded research is part of a larger effort to shed new light on the precise gene-environment interactions driving health and disease in each person.

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