Celebrating the successes of EMGS at the 50th anniversary of the Society

Celebrating the successes of EMGS at the 50th anniversary of the Society

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Celebrating the successes of EMGS at the 50th anniversary of the Society

Below video highlights the scientific and social developments starting in 1927 that led to the founding of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) in 1969. The EMGS emerged from the growing evidence that some of the chemicals being introduced into the environment after World War II were germ-cell mutagens in plants and insects, induced mutations in bacteria and mammalian cells, and were carcinogenic in rodents.

The Society was forged in the crucible of the environmental movement in the 1960s and was instrumental in creating the requirement for mutagenicity testing of drugs by the U.S. FDA and other chemicals by the U.S. EPA through the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This video showcases the successes of the EMGS on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Society, which fosters and supports to this day basic and applied research in

  • DNA repair

  • somatic and germ-cell mutagenesis

  • epigenetics and genomics

  • genotoxicity testing for drug and chemical safety

  • genotoxicity risk assessment

  • environmental mutagenesis and carcinogenesis, and

  • genotoxicity biomonitoring in humans

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