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

Definition of genomic

: of or relating to a genome or to genomics

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With enough genomic information about bacteria and phages — and a large enough training set — Hatfull imagines a world where machine learning enhances therapies. B David Zarley, The Verge, "These superbug-fighting viruses are making a comeback," 5 July 2019 In 2009, new technology came along: big data and genomic selection. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, "The way we breed cows is setting them up for extinction," 24 June 2019 Looking at the genomic sequencing of 53 species of arachnids, horseshoe crabs and sea spiders, Ballesteros' team found overwhelming data putting Xiphosura within the anarchid family. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Study: Horseshoe Crabs Really Are Arachnids, Just Like Spiders," 28 Feb. 2019 That is one of dozens of possible deductions to be drawn from the largest genomic study of brain conditions ever conducted, research that obscures what often have been considered clear diagnostic borders. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Analysis of a Million-Plus Genomes Points to Blurring Lines Among Brain Disorders," 22 June 2018 The genomic test costs about $4,500 per patient, according to Genomic Health. Peter Loftus, WSJ, "Doctors Suggest Less Chemo, Surgery for Some Cancer Treatments," 3 June 2018 In 2015, a genomic study linked the Kennewick Man’s ancestry to that of the modern tribes who live in the Columbia River Basin, including the Umatilla, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, and others. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "DNA may reconnect Aboriginal Australian remains with modern communities," 27 Dec. 2018 Even this stance has worried some researchers, like Francis Collins of the National Institute of Health, who has said the US government will not fund any genomic editing of human embryos. Brad Plumer, Vox, "A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade," 23 July 2018 The authors themselves suggest that these genomic sites aren't necessarily useful for studying education in and of themselves. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "The genetics of education: 1,271 genes account for 10% of the variation," 25 July 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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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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