Archives: 2003 January 26

Poisons Aren’t Toxic to Everyone Equally

January 26th, 2003, No Comments

To the Editor, Kudos for revealing the diversity of our genetic heritage (“Poisons Aren’t Toxic to Everyone Equally” by Sharon Begley). Yes, some of these genes allow us to more efficiently guard against the most overtly measurable damage caused by pollutants. However, these bio-defenses, e.g. the enzyme paroxonase, necessary to the detoxification of many pesticides, […]

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