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London's Olympic Drug Testing Lab to Become National Phenome Center

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Science  03 Aug 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6094, pp. 513
DOI: 10.1126/science.337.6094.513

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The Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research , both funded by the U.K. government, have arranged to take over the Olympic antidoping laboratory following the London 2012 Olympics. They plan to transform it into a national center dedicated to metabolic phenotyping, a field that examines blood, urine, and tissues for the thousands of molecules produced by the body's chemical reactions, with the aim of linking them to diseases.

  • * Angela Saini is a writer in London.