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Study finds proteins from single blood test help predict disease risks

December 3, 2019

A team of researchers from the University of California, Cambridge University and SomaLogic have found that the large-scale measurement of proteins from a single blood test could effectively predict people’s risk of developing a broad range of diseases.

Human blood contains around 20,000-30,000 different proteins coded by DNA and control biological processes.

Some proteins such as hormones are secreted into the bloodstream to regulate processes in health or disease while others leak into the blood as a result of cell damage or cell death.