NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Muses Labs announced today that it has formed a partnership with Metabolon to research the metabolomics of pre- and early-symptomatic cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. 

Muses Labs currently markets a protocol called MEND for Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and related conditions. The methodology involves analyzing patients' genetic data and other medical information to identify the underlying pathways of their disorders and guide physician's treatment plans. 

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