The metabolome 18 years on: a concept comes of age

Douglas B. Kell, Stephen G. Oliver

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    Background: The term ‘metabolome’ was introduced to the scientific literature in September 1998. Aim and key scientific concepts of the review: To mark its 18-year-old ‘coming of age’, two of the co-authors of that paper review the genesis of metabolomics, whence it has come and where it may be going.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number148
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


    • Functional genomics
    • Metabolome
    • Precision medicine
    • Systems biology

    Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

    • Manchester Institute of Biotechnology


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