In this second episode of VOXLAB, the PrecisionTox podcast, Jeanne Laperrouze meets Prof. Jonathan Freedman from the University of Louisvilles (USA) to discuss the opportunities offered by alternative models to mammalian animals, such as C elegans to advance safety assessment of chemicals. This worm was the first organism whose DNA was fully sequenced. Since then, researchers have gathered extensive knowledge on this organism that the PrecisionTox consortium is now harvesting to transform toxicology from an observation discipline to a mechanistic science, to ultimately better protect human health and the environment. Discover how in this podcast and more!
PrecisionTox is a EU-funded project (Grant Agreement n° 965406) dedicated to tackling chemical pollution, the first cause of deaths in the world, without the need of mammalian animal testing.