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Hunting for Collaborators of Killer Toxins

Science  16 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5507, pp. 1207
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5507.1207a

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Environmental health researchers seek variations in genes that can amplify a person's risk of illness when that person is exposed to an environmental toxin. Studies of these genes could lead to a better understanding of how the genes make people vulnerable and which individuals are at risk.