functional genomics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

Definition of functional genomics

: a branch of genomics that uses various techniques (such as RNA interference and mass spectrometry) to analyze the function of genes and the proteins they produce

Examples of functional genomics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Winzeler’s work has earned her significant recognition in the field of functional genomics, using yeast to begin studying the worldwide increase in malaria cases. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of functional genomics

1995, in the meaning defined above

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“Functional genomics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/functional%20genomics. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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functional genomics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

Medical Definition of functional genomics

: a branch of genomics that uses various techniques (such as RNA interference and mass spectrometry) to analyze the function of genes and the proteins they produce

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