This story originally ran on July 21 and has been updated to include additional comments.

By Tony Fong

While relative quantification has served an important function in biology, the goal of absolute quantification has largely evaded proteomics.

But using classic mass spectrometry-based proteomics, researchers in Switzerland have developed an absolute quantification method that that they said will become a "cornerstone of quantitative biology and systems biology."

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In this live webcast, Robert Gerszten of Massachusetts General Hospital will describe an ongoing project that is integrating metabolic and proteomic profiling to gain a better understanding of cardiometabolic disease.