Metabolomics, a way to find new biomarkers?

This study was aimed at quantifying the predictive power of metabolomic data on production phenotypes in the pig. Metabolomic data were obtained by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance from one blood sample during the growing period of the animals. Depending on the phenotype, a metabolomic spectrum can be envisioned as a source of suitable biomarkers. In particular, the lean meat percentage was correctly predicted from samples taken at around 60 kg.