- Exosome Dx Raises $1.5M Tue, Jul 07, 2015
- Aetna to Cover Interpace Dx's Thyroid Cancer Test Tue, Jul 07, 2015
- Effects of Arsenite Exposure during Fetal Development on Energy Metabolism and Susceptibility to Diet-Induced Fatty Liver Disease in Male Mice Tue, Jul 07, 2015
- Thyroid Antagonists (Perchlorate, Thiocyanate, and Nitrate) and Childhood Growth in a Longitudinal Study of U.S. Girls Tue, Jul 07, 2015
- Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Parkinson’s Disease in Denmark: A Case–Control Study Tue, Jul 07, 2015
- DNA Genotek's Gut Microbiome Kit Gets CE-IVD Mark Tue, Jul 07, 2015
- University of Illinois, Stanford Awarded $1.3M to Develop Data Compression Software Tue, Jul 07, 2015
- Near-Roadway Air Pollution and Coronary Heart Disease: Burden of Disease and Potential Impact of a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy in Southern California Tue, Jul 07, 2015
- Bats do it, dolphins do it -- now humans can do it, too Tue, Jul 07, 2015
- Down to the quantum dot Tue, Jul 07, 2015
- NIH awards Indiana University $900,000 to study link between body temperature and autism Tue, Jul 07, 2015
- New perturbative method of solving the gravitational N-body problem in general relativity Tue, Jul 07, 2015
- Live imaging RNAi screen reveals genes essential for meiosis in mammalian oocytes Mon, Jul 06, 2015
- Parent stem cells can serve as niches for their daughter cells Mon, Jul 06, 2015
The human exposome is the environmental equivalent of the human genome. It is a representation of the complex exposures we are subjected to throughout our lives, including our diet, lifestyle factors, and social influences. It also incorporates how our bodies respond to these challenges. The exposome encompasses much of what we refer to as nurture. The term exposome was coined by Dr. Christopher Wild at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization.
Several academic and government laboratories across the world are collecting data that can contribute to our understanding of the exposome. Our goal is to bring these investigators together to formulate a plan to define the exposome in a way that is useful to those in health care and public health, to identify gaps in knowledge or technique, and to help develop a new generation of scientists who focus on these complex environmental influences on health. The Human Exposome Project will build upon the already existing resources and work to identify additional funding to pursue the important questions in the field.
The rapid advancement in the areas of genetics and genomics has transformed our understanding of human biology. However, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have only been able to account for a minority of disease risk. Quantitative data on the environmental factors that influence health are desperately needed. The Human Exposome Project can help provide this important information in a form that can be used to directly impact human health.