Biomarkers Take Center Stage


It often seems that nearly everyone is on the search for a biomarker, whether it is for Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer, or schizophrenia. The search, however, isn't always easy and can be fraught with challenges. At the end of this past May, Genome Technology invited Cornell University's Fabien Campagne and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Scott Diehl to come to the GT office to speak with Ciara Curtin about the difficulties facing biomarker research. What follows are excerpts of that conversation.

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