epigenomics

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noun, plural in form but singular in construction epi·ge·no·mics \ˌe-pə-ji-ˈnō-miks, -ˈnä-\

Definition of epigenomics

  1. :  a branch of genomics concerned with the epigenetic changes that modify the expression and function of the genetic material of an organism :  the study of the epigenome Until now, researchers have tackled epigenomics piecemeal, with different groups cataloging where on the genomes of particular cells certain epigenetic modifications occur. — Elizabeth Pennisi

Origin and Etymology of epigenomics

epi- + genomics, after epigenetic


First Known Use: 1997


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