Overview of techniques involved (e.g. 'omics')
The patterns of proteins can vary and researchers use these to find biomarkers that can help find new medicines. The patterns can be tied to a risk of getting a disease, how a disease will progress, or how it will respond to treatment.
New tests are underway and these tests can analyse thousands of protein levels and also look at their post-translational modifications (changes occurring after they have been assembled). The tests include technologies that are adjusted to be able to analyse proteins based on the molecule components. This allows for much faster analysis of proteomes.