Final Conférence of project COST hCOMET.

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The COST Action hCOMET, with 25 member countries, has created a unified database of comet assay data relating to human health and disease, based on almost 20,000 individual results from human population studies. This has allowed us to carry out a pooled analysis to elucidate the influences of factors such as age, sex, smoking and environment on DNA damage and DNA repair. We have also developed standard operating procedures for the different versions of the assay (measuring strand breaks, various altered bases, DNA repair). A cohort of early stage researchers has benefited from training schools and scientific exchanges - with an impressive output of publications

Chair for hCOMET: Andrew Collins

Vice Chair: Gudrun Koppen