In Genome Technology’s May 2006 cover story, we talked about biomarkers being “on the horizon.” Well, it looks like the sun has finally risen. At the time, experts spoke about the challenges behind discovery and, more importantly, verification. Today, Metabolon, one of the story’s featured companies, has emerged as a leader in the field of metabolomics, which uses the metabolome to find novel biomarkers in the early stages of drug development.

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