NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies said today that it will take part in an international research consortium led by the National University of Singapore to develop the world's first lipid 1 database for healthy persons of different racial and ethnic groups.

The project aims to better identify baseline levels of healthy and unhealthy fats in people of various ethnic backgrounds, information that could aid in future development of diagnostic markers.

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