Replace traditional animal testing with an evolutionarily diverse suite of biomedical model organisms from multiple branches of the tree of life.
Towards Precision Toxicology
A new scientific approach
The aim of the international PrecisionTox
project is to better protect the health of people and the environment by establishing New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) for chemical safety testing using a mix of genomics, metabolomics, evolutionary theory, quantitative genetics, data science, toxicology, and law. We use human cell lines and a diverse suite of well-established biomedical model organisms — fruit flies, water fleas, round worms, and embryos of frogs and zebrafish — as well as artificial intelligence (AI) approaches to uncover molecular toxicity pathways shared across the animal kingdom. The result is a new regulatory paradigm based on greater certainty at predicting which chemicals cause harm to humans without causing harm to other animals.
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Read the Report on Socio-Technical Barriers to the Uptake of NAMs here
Over the past decade, considerable progress has been made in developing new approach methodologies (NAMs) for chemical risk assessment employing in vitro, in silico, and…
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EU project PrecisionTox had breakfast with Member of European Parliament Jutta Paulus (Greens/EFA).
The event has taken place at the European Parliament in Brussels, in the morning of November 28th University of Birmingham experts from the PrecisionTox consortium…