NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators at the University of Pennsylvania is gearing up to do a large, multicenter project involving multi-omic profiling on urine samples to search for markers related to kidney transplant outcomes in children and adults.

Although the final tally of participating sites is still somewhat in flux, the researchers expect to enroll hundreds of children with kidney transplants for a newly-funded arm of the effort. They are also in the processes of following many more adult kidney transplant cases in the US and internationally.

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