What are Biomarkers?

Biomarkers are measurable parameters that indicate the current physiological state of an organism. Biomarkers are measured to evaluate and examine the changes in homeostatic function, disease state or chemical exposure to predict response and to determine future susceptibility. There has been a recent paradigm shift in both our understanding and definition of biomarkers, to include those identified in the area proteomics, epigenetics and metabolisms.

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