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Continuing harmonization of terminology and innovations for methodologies in developmental toxicology

Report of the 8th Berlin Workshop on Developmental Toxicity, 14-16 May 2014
 
: Solecki, Roland; Rauch, Martina; Gall, Andrea; Buschmann, Jochen; Clark, Ruth; Fuchs, Antje; Kan, Haidong; Heinrich, Verena; Kellner, Rupert; Knudsen, Thomas B.; Li, Weihua; Makris, Susan L.; Ooshima, Yojiro; Paumgartten, Francisco; Piersma, Aldert H.; Schönfelder, Gilbert; Oelgeschläger, Michael; Schaefer, Christof; Shiota, Kohei; Ulbrich, Beate; Ding, Xuncheng; Chahoud, Ibrahim

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Reproductive toxicology 57 (2015), pp.140-146
ISSN: 0890-6238
ISSN: 1873-1708
English
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ITEM ()
developmental toxicology; reproductive toxicology; malformation; variation; grey zone anomalies; human anomalies; terminology; Harmonization

Abstract
This article is a report of the 8th Berlin Workshop on Developmental Toxicity held in May 2014. The main aim of the workshop was the continuing harmonization of terminology and innovations for methodologies used in the assessment of embryo- and fetotoxic findings. The following main topics were discussed: harmonized categorization of external, skeletal, visceral and materno-fetal findings into malformations, variations and grey zone anomalies, aspects of developmental anomalies in humans and laboratory animals, and innovations for new methodologies in developmental toxicology. The application of Version 2 terminology in the DevTox database was considered as a useful improvement in the categorization of developmental anomalies. Participants concluded that initiation of a project for comparative assessments of developmental anomalies in humans and laboratory animals could support regulatory risk assessment and university-based training. Improvement of new methodological approaches for alternatives to animal testing should be triggered for a better understanding of developmental outcomes.

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