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The Emerging Science workshops often stimulate discussions in peer-reviewed scientific journals, blogs, and the media. A select list of publications organized by topic are available below. These publications reflect the views of the individual authors —they do not represent either formal consensus conclusions of the National Academies or positions necessarily endorsed by the National Academies.  Highlights from each of the Emerging Science workshops are captured in our regular newsletters.



Hileman B. (3 August 2009) “Chemicals can turn gene on and off; new tests needed, scientists sayEnvironmental Health News.

Labaron ML et al.  (2010). Epigenetics and chemical safety assessment. Mutation Research. 705 (2): 83-95


Computational Toxicology

Rusyn I and GP Daston. (2010) Computational Toxicology: Realizing the Promise of Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century. Environmental Health Perspectives. 118(8): 1047-50


Early Indicators of Later Life Disease

Erickson BE. (8 November 2010). Fetal origins of disease. Chemical and Engineering News. 88(45): 40-43

Vaidyanathan G. (18 November 2011) “Prenatal exposures prompt EPA to reexamine chemical regulationsThe New York Times.


The Exposome

Arnaud CH. (16 August 2010) Exposing the Exposome. Chemical and Engineering News. 88(33):42-44

Betts KS. (2012). Characterizing Exposomes: Tools for Measuring Personal Environmental Exposures. Environmental Health Perspectives. Environmental Health Perspectives 120(4):a158

Birnbaum LS. (2010). Applying Research to Public Health Questions: Biologically Relevant Exposures.  Environmental Health Perspectives. 118(4): a152

Borrell B. 2010. Every bite you take. Nature. 17 Feb 470:320-322

Cohen-Hubal E, Barr DB, Koch HM, and Bahadori T. (2011). The Promise of Exposure Science. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 21(2): 121-2

Ditta S. (9 March 2010) NIOSH Tackles Genetics Through Literature, Exposome Initiative.

National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures. (June 2011) Addressing Public Health and Chemical Exposures: An Action Agenda.

Rappaport SM. (2011). Implications of the Exposome for Exposure Science. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Health Epidemiology. 21: 5-9

Rappaport SM and MT Smith. (2010). Environment and Disease Risks. Science. 330: 460-61


Integrating Data 

Brown, C. Titus. (2013) My takeways from a 2013 NAS Meeting on Heterogeneous Data Integration.Living in an Ivory Basesment (Blog). 11 January 2013


Betts K. (2011) A Study in Balance: How Microbiomes are Changing the Shape of Environmental Health Environmental Health Perspectives. 119(8)

Erickson B. (6 June 2011) “Unraveling the Microbiome“. Chemical and Engineering News.  89(23): 36-37

Hegstad. M. (10 May 2011) New Science Prompts Calls for EPA to Weigh Microbes Role in Risk Studies. Risk Policy Report (Inside EPA) Vol 18, no. 19,

Tracy A. (5 July 2011) What are you really? How are microbiome mediates chemical exposures. Chemicals & Nanomaterials Blog. Environmental Defense Fund


Mixtures and Cumulative Risk Assessment

Hopkins J. (2 August 2011) “Key EPA Offices Grapple With Addressing Cumulative Risks Of Mixtures”. Risk Policy Report (Inside EPA)

Stem Cells

Betts KS.(2010)  Growing Knowledge: Using Stem Cells to Study Developmental Neurotoxicology Environmental Health Perspectives. 2010. 118(1):a433-37


Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions

Health& Environment : A monthly e-publication and blog about environmental health issues and how they affect humans. They provide a general overview of developments and key concepts in environmental health and links to videos, reading lists and key news stories and scientific publications. Several videos from the Emerging Science workshops are streamed through H&E website often accompanied by short topical articles. H&E is published by the Cancer Prevention and Education Society.

Stokes WS and Wind M. 2010. Validation of Innovative Technologies and Strategies for Regulatory Safety Assessment Methods: Challenges and Opportunities. ALTEX 27(3): 87-95