NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Global Genomics Group and Metabolon today announced a collaboration aimed at discovering novel biomarkers and drug targets for cardiovascular diseases.

As part of the deal, Metabolon will use its TrueVision metabolomics offering to analyze biochemicals for a study called Genetic Loci and Burden of Atherosclerotic Lesions, or GLOBAL. The study combines genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, and lipoprotein proteomics with coronary computed tomographic angiography.

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