Slithery Sentinels

Chromosomes (red) are improperly organized and separated in a dividing worm embryo following exposure to the pesticide TCMTB. Images: Nara Shin

In a new study published Feb. 14 in PLoS Genetics, senior author Colaiácovo and team used their worm screen to test 46 common pesticides, phthalates (substances used in many plastics, cosmetics and household products) and byproducts of crude oil processing and hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. (Read the full feature here)

Originally published by HMS News & Research, author Stephanie Dutchen)