Leading experts in the fields of data science, environmental epidemiology and translational research recently held a workshop to discuss the future direction of a relatively new area of research known as the exposome.

The concept of the exposome was first introduced in 2005 by molecular epidemiologist Christopher Wild, who called on the scientific community to develop a field that measures all the exposures individuals experience in their lifetimes and how those affect health. Exposome research would offer an environmental complement to balance the investment of resources and research in the genome.

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