Although there have been enormous advances in gene sequencing, the results give massive amounts of data that only point to disease risk. Major health factors, including diet, lifestyle, environment and genes, exert their influence by subtly changing our metabolic composition. Metabolomics provides a snapshot of the current state of health and provides new information to help with immediate clinical decision-making.
Advances in metabolomics have made it a valuable first-line tool for assessing health. It can be used to identify perturbations of metabolic pathways associated with many diseases and quickly screen patients for health or disease status. In this session, we’ll discuss the technology and how it is guiding precision medicine today and its role in the future.