epi·​ge·​no·​mics ˌe-pə-ji-ˈnō-miks How to pronounce epigenomics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: 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

Examples of epigenomics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My own research interests are in epigenomics, and anything where someone’s coming forward with therapeutics. Usha Lee McFarling, STAT, 31 Oct. 2022 Single-cell analysis has blossomed to include a range of fields, including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics and metabolomics, each of which provides unique and crucial insights into the inner workings of human cells. Yan Zhang, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 Perhaps not surprisingly, gene expression and gene regulatory architecture, reflected in the epigenomics data, are highly aligned. Christof Koch, Scientific American, 6 Oct. 2021

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Word History


epi- + genomics, after epigenetic

First Known Use

1997, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epigenomics was in 1997

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“Epigenomics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigenomics. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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