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Fact Sheet

GENE-TOX is a toxicology data file of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET®). It is created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and contains genetic toxicology (mutagenicity) test data, resulting from expert peer review of the open scientific literature, on over 3,000 chemicals. The GENE-TOX program was established to select assay systems for evaluation, review data in the scientific literature, and recommend proper testing protocols and evaluation procedures for these systems.

Web Access/Searching

GENE-TOX is accessible, free of charge, via TOXNET at:

Users can search by chemical or other name, chemical name fragment, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (RN), and/or subject terms. Search results can easily be viewed, printed or downloaded. Search results are displayed in relevancy ranked order.

Users can easily conduct their GENE-TOX search strategy against other databases: Hazardous Substances Data Bank®, Integrated Risk Information System, Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System, TOXLINE®, and ChemIDplus®.

Further Information

For further information about GENE-TOX or TOXNET, contact:

GENE-TOX Representative
National Library of Medicine
Specialized Information Services
Two Democracy Plaza, Suite 510
6707 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 5467
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
Fax: (301) 480-3537
Telephone: (301) 496-1131

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Telephone: 1-888-FINDNLM (1-888-346-3656) or (301) 594-5983

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Last reviewed: 09 May 2008
Last updated: 09 May 2008
First published: 01 January 1994
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