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Reports on recent meetings and news

Timely reports on recent meetings and emerging technologies

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Sponsored articles that highlight commercially-available non-animal methods and services

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Up-to-date information on in vitro and in silico approaches to toxicity testing, including technologies, regulatory policy, and international developments.

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Attribution: “Mesri et al, 2013 (PLOSOne)”

Meetings & Events

Upcoming conferences and workshops

A comprehensive calendar of conferences, workshops, webinars and other relevant events

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Journal Watch

In vitro & In silico methods in the news

Highlighting selected new articles on in vitro and in silico methods.

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Sponsored Spotlights are promotional articles that highlight commercially-available non-animal products and services. Our first comes from Hepregen: “Micropatterned Hepatocyte Co-Culture Platform (HepatoPac®) – an in vitro liver model.”

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Regulatory elements in the genome turn particular genes off or activate them [Illustration credit: Darryl Leja, NHGRI, NIH]