genomics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
ge·​no·​mics | \ jē-ˈnō-miks How to pronounce genomics (audio) , jə- How to pronounce genomics (audio) \

Definition of genomics

: a branch of biotechnology concerned with applying the techniques of genetics and molecular biology to the genetic mapping and DNA sequencing of sets of genes or the complete genomes of selected organisms, with organizing the results in databases, and with applications of the data (as in medicine or biology) — see functional genomics — compare proteomics

Examples of genomics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The samples are whisked off to Cambridge, Mass., 150 miles away, and processed alongside tens of thousands of others overnight at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a biomedical and genomics research center. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "How a Pioneering Covid Testing Lab Helped Keep Northeast Colleges Open," 16 Oct. 2020 Hilley, who majors in genetics and genomics, will graduate in December, but plans to return next year to work toward her master's degree. Steve Megargee, Star Tribune, "As football opens, Wisconsin's other fall athletes must wait," 15 Oct. 2020 In the case of the 12 positive cases from the Rose Garden event, a genomics survey could determine how to conduct contact tracing. Lois Parshley, National Geographic, "Who infected President Trump? This genetics tool could easily pinpoint the source," 9 Oct. 2020 Scientists at the Smithsonian’s Environmental Research Center use genomics to measure the Bay’s biodiversity, identify invasive species and detect recovering numbers of fishes in our rivers. Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, "Fifty Things We’ve Learned About the Earth Since the First Earth Day," 22 Apr. 2020 The Medical College, a relatively small player in genomics with just one sequencing machine, will be attempting something that large centers with dozens of machines have not done. Mark Johnson And Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "One in a billion: Researchers seek clues in Nicholas' DNA -- and find more than they expected.," 21 Dec. 2010 The students begin the program studying a Wood hallmark -- disruptive innovation -- before diving into areas like genomics and robotics. Claire Ballentine, Bloomberg.com, "Secret Sauce Behind Ark’s Success Is Cathie Wood’s Diverse Team," 26 Sep. 2020 The company has teamed up with San Diego genomics pioneer Illumina to utilize its DNA sequencing technology to determine each customers’ gut microbiome and identify specific agitators. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Gut health startup Sun Genomics raises capital for personalized probiotics," 17 Sep. 2020 This issue has been an ongoing headache for genomics researchers for some time. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Why Geneticists Really, Really Hate Microsoft Excel," 28 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of genomics

1987, in the meaning defined above

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23 Oct 2020

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“Genomics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genomics. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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genomics

noun plural but singular in construction
ge·​no·​mics | \ jē-ˈnō-miks How to pronounce genomics (audio) , jə- How to pronounce genomics (audio) \

Medical Definition of genomics

: a branch of biotechnology concerned with applying the techniques of genetics and molecular biology to the genetic mapping and DNA sequencing of sets of genes or the complete genomes of selected organisms using high-speed methods, with organizing the results in databases, and with applications of the data (as in medicine or biology) — compare proteomics

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