News from ISGlobal
“We have mapped the ensemble of environmental exposures that have affected 28,000 children in six European countries in the course of a decade”, said ISGlobal researcher Martine Vrijheid during the presentation of the Helix Scientific Symposium 2017 that took place in Barcelona last week.
Around 100 researchers from 14 different countries participated in this meeting in order to discuss the current status of the exposome studies and outline the next steps.
Exposome refers to the totality of environmental exposures that affect people’s health from their conception onwards, complementing the genome.
The HELIX Project, coordinated by ISGlobal together with 13 European partners, aims to characterise the early-life exposome by combining many environmental hazards that mothers and children are exposed to, and link this to the children’s health, growth and development.