Better risk assessments through molecular biology

By Ila Cote, 13:52 PM April 7, 2011

As director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s NexGen Program, toxicologist Ila Cote leads a collaboration that brings together data, methods, skills and brains from diverse fields to better understand how chemicals interact with living things and the environment. In doing so, scientists hope to answer questions about potential risks from chemical exposure more quickly and cheaply. Cote, who recently hosted a conference about NexGen in Washington, D.C., discussed the effort with S...

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