Genetic Toxicology

Genetic toxicology is defined as a part of genetics used to define the destructive effect of cells genetic material affecting its integrity. Genotoxins are the mutagens which include both radiation and chemical radiations that cause genetic mutations. They might be carcinogens, teratogens or birth defect-causing agents. Genotoxicity testing helps in the identification of new chemical identities used for the identification of hazard with respect to DNA damage and fixation in the form of gene mutation, recombination, chromosomal aberration and numerical changes.