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 case centers on 2019 lawsuit filed by Complete Genomics — a U.S. subsidiary of Chinese genomics company BGI Group. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 May 2022 Oluwaseun Martschenko spends a lot of time thinking about the ways modern behavioral genomics can reinforce unfounded ideas about race as a biological category. Megan Molteni, STAT, 24 May 2022 His melancholy question partly reflects the failure of advances in genomics and neuroscience to yield actionable insights that improve the lives of people with major mental illness. Richard J. Mcnally, WSJ, 13 May 2022 So are 100 executives working in genomics, 60 defense tech leaders and 30 diversity, equity and inclusion experts. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Apr. 2022 The company’s cancer screening and population genomics testing are driving its revenue growth. Trefis Team, Forbes, 20 May 2022 Sema4, a data analytics company, completed its acquisition of GeneDx, which specializes in testing and analyzing genomics data for rare disorders. Casey Ross And Katie Palmer, STAT, 4 May 2022 In some parts of the country, BA.2 is the cause of more than 70% of new cases, according to a genomics testing company. Laurie Mcginley And Lena H. Sun, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Mar. 2022 But in some parts of the country, BA.2 is the cause of more than 70% of new cases, according to a genomics testing company. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

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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 28 Jun. 2022.

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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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