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Tox21 Collaboration

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The Toxicology in the 21st Century project, or Tox21, is a collaborative effort that began in 2006 with the NIH Chemical Genomics Center (NCGC), the National Toxicology Program (NTP) based at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and the Environmental Protection Agency. The ambitious initiative was designed to predict the toxicity of chemicals on human health and the environment. This is accomplished by developing in vitro assays for more predictive, mechanistically-based methods than those used with current animal testing. On July 19th, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) joined this ground-breaking collaboration. The FDA will bring human toxicity data into the project, along with other expertise, to improve upon current chemical testing methods.

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