Toxicogenomics is a scientific field which examines the connection among toxins and the genome. It combines the fields of toxicology and genomics to study the ways in which the body reacts to toxic exposure.
At the point when individuals are exposed to toxins, changes happen in their cells. A few genes might turned off, while others are turned on. This can in part be caused by the bodys attempt to protect itself from the toxins, and it can be caused by the toxins themselves, with toxins activating or suppressing various areas of the genome. These progressions result in illness, and sometimes in death, in case of a few toxins.