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Scripps Florida scientists develop drug discovery approach to predict health impact of endocrine-disruptors


December 29, 2016

Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed a novel approach for identifying how chemicals in the environment--called environmental estrogens--can produce infertility, abnormal reproductive development, including "precocious puberty," and promote breast cancer. Full Story

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