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In Washington, Experts Look Beyond Politics for Answers

11:30 AM MST | February 28, 2011 | Kara Sissell

Experts anticipate that advances in risk assessment will take a lot of the uncertainty out of regulatory requirements. The change is occurring because systems biology, “a heartbeat away from systems toxicology,” will facilitate a move away from tests on laboratory animals and toward increased use of tests using human cell-based systems, experts say. Risk21, a consortium of scientists, academia, officials and industry, was formed a little over a year ago to help shape, define and promote adoption of new methods of risk assessment....


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