ge·​no·​mic | \ ji-ˈnō-mik How to pronounce genomic (audio) , -ˈnä- \

Definition of genomic

: of or relating to a genome or to genomics

Examples of genomic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Species-specific and human genome-wide association studies have limitations that may be enriched by a broader analyses, both in terms of the genomic elements studied and the species considered. Amanda Kowalczyk, The Conversation, "From marmots to mole-rats to marmosets – studying many genes in many animals is key to understanding how humans can live longer," 1 July 2020 The scientific community is rushing to gain as much knowledge as possible about the genomic traits that help contribute to its rapid spread. Fox News, "Genomic features that could differentiate SARS-CoV-2 from other coronaviruses identified by researchers," 12 June 2020 Researchers also detected five different strains of the virus in the community, which was also seen in others parts of the city, after studying the genomic sequence. Shelby Lin Erdman, CNN, "Coronavirus continued to spread among San Francisco's low-income Hispanic population despite lockdown, study finds," 18 June 2020 The clinical-stage company uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and genomic data to help identify cancer patients likely to benefit from targeted therapies. Ashton Nichols, Dallas News, "Biotech startup Lantern Pharma’s IPO yields $26 million for its cancer drug development," 16 June 2020 Scientists have identified some key genomic features of SARS-CoV-2, more commonly known as COVID-19. Fox News, "Genomic features that could differentiate SARS-CoV-2 from other coronaviruses identified by researchers," 12 June 2020 In combination with extensive testing and contact tracing, the genomic detective work can help track down each and every case. Carolyn Said,, "UCSF genome detectives track down origins of Bay Area coronavirus," 8 June 2020 The coronavirus outbreak has ratcheted up interest in rapid genomic tests. Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, "New Genomic Tests Aim to Diagnose Deadly Infections Faster," 24 Feb. 2020 Combining the genomic data with standard epidemiological tracing gives information not possible to get with either method alone, Andersen said. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Hidden Zika outbreak detected with new surveillance method developed by Scripps Research scientists," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of genomic

1934, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jul 2020

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“Genomic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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ge·​nom·​ic | \ ji-ˈnō-mik How to pronounce genomic (audio) , -ˈnäm-ik How to pronounce genomic (audio) \

Medical Definition of genomic

: of or relating to a genome or genomics the genomic constitution of an organism use of genomic technology to develop new and improved drugs

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