NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada today said they have completed the first draft of the human metabolome.
 
Describing the 2-year-old project as one that will “have more immediate impact on medicine and medical practices than the Human Genome Project,” the University of Alberta said researchers have catalogued  “2,500 metabolites, 1,200 drugs, and 3,500 food components that can be found in the human body.”
 

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