NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An Italian and German research team has found evidence suggesting individual metabolic phenotypes differ from one individual to the next but are actually quite stable within each individual over time — a finding that they say might eventually open the door for personalized medical treatments based on metabolic profiling.

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