A new study in children gives valuable information for detecting associations at the molecular level between diseases and environmental exposures.
The study looked at six ‘omic’ profiles in 156 children from five European countries.
“These types of analyses are of great clinical relevance, since they allow to identify new predictive biomarkers of diseases such as cancer or cardiovascular, neurological or inflammatory diseases very early on, before the apparition of symptoms,” says Léa Maitre, ISGlobal researcher and study coordinator.
Gallego-Paüls, M., Hernández-Ferrer, C., Bustamante, M. et al. Variability of multi-omics profiles in a population-based child cohort. BMC Med 19, 166 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-021-02027-z.