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NIEHS research uses state-of-the-art science and technology to investigate the interplay between environmental exposures, human biology, genetics, and common diseases to help prevent disease and improve human health.

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February 2020
Evaluation of Maternal, Embryo, and Placental Effects in CD-1 Mice Following Gestational Exposure to Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) or Hexafluoropropylene Oxide Dimer Acid (HFPO-DA or GenX)
Blake BE, Cope HA, Hall SM, Keys RD, Mahler RD, McCord J, Scott B, Stapleton HM, Strynar MJ, Elmore SA, Fenton SE
January 2020
N6-methyladenosine of Chromosome-Associated Regulatory RNA Regulates Chromatin State and Transcription
Liu J, Dou X, Chen C, Chen C, Liu C, Xu MM, Zhao S, Shen B, Gao Y, Han D, He C
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