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A framework for the use of genomics data at the EPA

The US Environmental Protection Agency is developing a new guidance that outlines best practice in the submission, quality assurance, analysis and management of genomics data for environmental applications.

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Figure 1: Genomics, proteomics and metabonomics/metabolomics can provide useful weight-of-evidence data along the source-to-outcome continuum when appropriate bioinformatic and computational methods are applied toward integrating molecular, chemical and toxicological information.


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This perspective is based on the efforts of the dedicated EPA staff within the Office of the Science Advisor, the Science Policy Council, the Agency-wide Genomics Task Force and the subsequent Genomics Technical Framework Workgroups.

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Dix, D., Gallagher, K., Benson, W. et al. A framework for the use of genomics data at the EPA. Nat Biotechnol 24, 1108–1111 (2006).

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