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

Definition of epigenomics

: 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 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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First Known Use of epigenomics

1997, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epigenomics

epi- + genomics, after epigenetic

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“Epigenomics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigenomics. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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