ONE HEALTH Epigenomics and Microbiomes: From Soil to People Symposium
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, MA, USA, March 16-18, 2017
Video of the first 'UNA SALUD / ONE HEALTH Epigenomics' scientific expeditions
The goal of the "ONE HEALTH Epigenomics and Microbiomes: From Sediment to People" symposium was to start a dialogue between mangroves wetlands ecologists, crustacean biologists and population geneticists, the shrimp aquaculture industry and non-governmental organizations, government officers and researchers of public and private universities, biotechnology advocates and public health professionals (medical doctors, epidemiologists, doctors in veterinary medicine and zootechnics) about the need to incorporate transgenerational environmental epigenomics tools in long-term assessments of health hazards caused by synthetic chemicals such as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) to the environment (agricultural soil and mangroves wetlands), animals (shrimp/shellfish, fish, pets, wildlife) and children. EDCs include among others: metals, persistent organic chemicals (POPs: PCBs, PAHs, petroleum), antimicrobial and biocide Glyphosate and other Glyphosate-based herbicides, insecticidal toxins [Photorhabdus insect-related (Pir) toxins pirA and pirB (PirAB)], and microbial transgene-based products (Bacillus thuringiensis, and others used to control mosquitos), present in genetically engineered (GE) crops and in our food supply.