The trend of shifting toxicology testing from animal testing to alternative methods has penetrated all subfields in toxicology. A 2018 Continue Education course focused on discussion of the progress, current status, and needs of alternative toxicology testing for consumer products.
This sunrise Continuing Education course was comprised of two lectures, one being on the structure and function of CRISPR and second on its applications in toxicology. Both talks were stupendously organized and informative.
Each year at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, SOT members volunteer to report on some of the Scientific Sessions they attend, sharing what they learn through the Communiqué blog. Dubbed “SOT Reporters” (with a ribbon to match!), these individuals provide unique insight into the meeting.
Historically, toxicity testing has relied upon the use of experimental animals, an approach that has a number of benefits. However, there are a number of drawbacks to conducting experimental animal tests. What are the novel animal alternatives being developed to bridge the gap?
Presenters at the read-across workshop demonstrated that read-across is a valuable technique; however, each described challenges yet to be overcome, including the incorporation and interpretation of ’omics data, improving reproducibility, and quantifying uncertainty in read-across predictions.