Gene-Environment Interactions (GEI) Today

What do complex ‘gene-environment’ interactions mean for biomedicine, biopharma, and public health today? Exploring this question through the case of asthma.

This project aims to deepen understanding and public discussions about human genomic research and genome profiling by examining what experts today mean by complex gene-environment and gene-gene interactions and exploring their strategies for unpacking these. It also aims to map out the current concerns of those already involved in asthma research and public health aspects of asthma, and, in particular, ascertain their views of the roles of personalized genomic medicine in reshaping not only the asthma research field and biopharma of asthma, but public health initiatives related to asthma.

Staff: Pei Koay

Hear It Firsthand

CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to winners of CHF’s awards, including

  • Arnold Beckman, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000)
  • Robert Allington, winner of the Pittcon Heritage Award (2005)
  • Carl Djerassi, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000), the AIC Gold Medal (2004), and the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecturer (1995)
  • Gordon Cain, winner of the Petrochemical Heritage Award (1997)

Listen to their extraordinary stories today!

 

Historically Grounded Perspectives

The Center for Contemporary History and Policy explores issues ranging from energy to medicine on CHF's blog, Periodic Tabloid.