Researchers Explore Potential Solutions, Underlying Causes of Metabolomics' Identification Difficulties | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – As a field, mass spec-based metabolomics has grown rapidly in recent years, but identification of molecules detected in such experiments remains a considerable challenge.

For instance, in a recent commentary in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a group of University of California, San Diego researchers noted that in the average untargeted metabolomics experiment only 1.8 percent of spectra is identified.

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