RNA seq as predictor

Can we use the protocol described in the paper linked below to create a repository of blood cells from individuals with 2+ biomarkers for Type 1 diabetes and subject those samples to longitudinal RNA-Seq as described?

RNA Identification of PRIME Cells Predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares, N Engl J Med 2020; 383:218-228
www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2004114

 

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