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Riekeberg E and Powers R. New frontiers in metabolomics: from measurement to insight [version 1; referees: 3 approved] F1000Research 2017, 6(F1000 Faculty Rev):1148 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.11495.1)
Metabolomics is the newest addition to the “omics” disciplines and has shown rapid growth in its application to human health research because of fundamental advancements in measurement and analysis techniques. Metabolomics has unique and proven advantages in systems biology and biomarker discovery. The next generation of analysis techniques promises even richer and more complete analysis capabilities that will enable earlier clinical diagnosis, drug refinement, and personalized medicine. A review of current advancements in methodologies and statistical analysis that are enhancing and improving the performance of metabolomics is presented along with highlights of some recent successful applications.