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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Nightingale Health and UK Biobank unveiled plans today to analyze metabolic biomarkers in 500,000 blood samples.

The project, which is expected to take 30 months, will focus on metabolic biomarkers previous research has linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other common chronic diseases. It will use Nightingale's NMR-based metabolite profiling platform, which the company said is able to measure more than 200 metabolites per blood sample.

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