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Toxicogenomics: an effective method that spares animals from lab testing!

Toxicogenomics is a new method for toxicity testing that is faster, more efficient, and cheaper than animal testing. One Voice and Antidote Europe have been working together to further this revolutionary technique.

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The principal behind toxicogenomics, an applied genomics process discovered ten years ago, is to identify genes by exposing individual cells to a chemical product. One Voice and Antidote Europe published a full report on this method that can be made available upon request.

A more efficient method!

According to studies, the toxicogenomic approach, when compared with animal testing, yielded more accurate results. Furthermore, the toxicogenomic method is a hundred times faster and cheaper than animal testing. And unlike other methods, it does not pose any health risks.

Two decisive advantages

Firstly, Toxicogenomics is advantageous in that it provides information essential to understanding cellular mechanisms, along with a comprehensive evaluation of toxic risk in both the short and long term. It also has the unique ability of simultaneously identifying a large number of potential disease pathways such as cancer, neurological diseases, inflammatory responses, metabolic problems, embryonic and reproductive issues, all in a single experiment.

A universal method

Additionally, toxicogenomic techniques can also be used to test for toxicity in animal, terrestrial, aquatic, or plant species. Therefore, this method has the potential to become the standard for toxic risk assessment, not only concerning human health, but also with regard to preserving biodiversity. Not only can this technique save animals, but it is also the way of the future!

Support One Voice's fight against animal testing!

"... Given that harmful substances can be responsible for major diseases, including cancer and dementia, it is imperative that they are eliminated from the environment. Since goods move freely between European borders, the European Commission must implement a system to reliably assess toxic hazards and abandon the animal testing model touted by the REACH project. " (in" The toxicogenomics – A toxic risk assessment for humans " A report by Antidote Europe and One Voice, September 2005).

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wettlé | Monday 06 June 2016

Oui, c'est une très belle avancée pour les animaux il faut maintenant tout faire afin que cesse l'expérimentation animale qui ne relève d'aucun humanisme, d'aucune éthique, d'aucune morale et d'aucun respect et considération à l'égard des animaux qui sont nos égaux et nos frères, et sont des êtres vivants tout comme nous. Je me réjouis à chaque fois que sont annoncées des évolutions positives et concrètes en faveur des animaux. Nous devons néanmoins continuer de nous battre et agir afin que ces méthodes de substitution soient bientôt appliquées et admises dans tous les laboratoires de France et d'ailleurs. Il est impensable et ignoble "d'utiliser des animaux en tant que matériel de recherche" tous ces scientifiques sont des monstres, des bourreaux et n'ont aucun sens du respect de la vie qu'elle soit animale ou humaine car l'industrie des médicaments n'est que honte et scandale.

anna | Tuesday 26 April 2016

C'est absolument formidable pourquoi n'y a t il pas plus de communication au sujet de cette avancée?!! Il serait intéressant de proposer ce rapport au sein des universités collèges et lycées afin de sensibiliser les futures générations ! Certes le lobbying est à prendre en considération mais c'est la vox populi qui fera la différence !!

michèle | Wednesday 20 April 2016

C'est vraiment super.

Lydie | Tuesday 19 April 2016

Allez ! Qu'attendez-vous pour laisser les animaux en paix ! Adoptez cette technique dans le monde entier !