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 last ten years of personalized medicine has been taken over by genomics. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2021 Research shows that some progressives and some conservatives can be convinced of the utility of genomics, even if others cannot. The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2021 The two-centimeter by two-centimeter chips that support a megalibrary are analogous to the gene chips that fueled the genomics revolution, but with more features by several orders of magnitude. Chad Mirkin, Scientific American, 9 Oct. 2021 Elaine Ostrander, a dog genomics specialist at the National Institutes of Health, has gone as deep into breed differences and history as any scientist. New York Times, 4 Oct. 2021 The cost of DermTech’s genomics testing is also more than 40% lower than the current approach. Dallas News, 3 Oct. 2021 Instead, an emerging field, speciation genomics, was leaving the species concept behind. Ben Crair, The New Yorker, 21 Sep. 2021 Human genomics studies of infectious diseases are fairly rare compared to those of other diseases with a complex genetic basis. Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2021 The mission will include life science research in orbit, specifically using single-cell genomics technology developed by 10x. John Cumbers, Forbes, 10 June 2021

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First Known Use of genomics

1987, in the meaning defined above

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“Genomics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genomics. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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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) \

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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