BETHESDA, Md. ­— The beleaguered state of biomarker research was once again a topic of discussion at this week’s annual conference of the US Human Proteome Organization, held here this week.
 
With many proteomics experiments now largely fishing for biomarkers, the field is increasingly looking inward to reflect on where the research is and concluding that for all the work that has been done, it has fallen short of expectations.
 

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