A story in The Economist looks at how metabolomics can advance personalized medicine. This "medical crystal-ball gazing" is being slowly translated into useful tests, such as those used to develop diet advice. However, researchers say it's a long way from being a widespread clinical diagnostic or prognostic tool. "Thousands of people need to be tested and monitored for years to build up an accurate picture of what sort of metabolic patterns could make people ill," says the article.
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