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 by Jeanne Laperrouze – Altertox for PrecisionTox

published on VOXEUROP

Did you know that fruit flies share 60% of the genetic ancestry with humans? This surprising information can significantly impact health and environment protection, but first “we must replace an entire theater of ideas and practices, beginning with how we view and use animals in science to understand toxicology” said Prof. John Colbourne, from the University of Birmingham.
As humanity is dealing with a pandemic, chemical pollution still accounts for over one in every ten premature deaths in the world yearly, and risk assessors have been striving to address the environmental health crisis. (…)
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