genomics

noun

ge·​no·​mics jē-ˈnō-miks How to pronounce genomics (audio) jə- How to pronounce genomics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: 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 Our ancestral relatives aren’t excluded from the 2023 genomics boom, either. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 26 Dec. 2023 For Steven Cole, a genomics researcher at UCLA, the key to many of social isolation’s ills lies in brain-immune system crosstalk, which can push our bodies into a pro-inflammatory state. Connie Chang, Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2023 These included SenseTime — an artificial intelligence firm specializing in facial recognition — and BGI Group, a genomics company. Vivian Nereim, New York Times, 12 June 2023 For Kyle Farh, like many in medicine, the genomics revolution has been a source of frustration as well as hope. Byelizabeth Pennisi, science.org, 1 June 2023 Miga, a genomics researcher at the University of California-Santa Cruz, worked with Adam Phillippy of the National Human Genome Research Institute to organize the team of scientists to start from scratch with a new genome with the aim of sequencing all of it, including previously missing pieces. Laura Ungar, Chron, 31 Mar. 2022 The team is also freely sharing its expertise and open-source technology with organizations involved in cardiac diseases, genomics, and dementia who want to use the mCODE approach to develop and test standards for their specialties. Jay J. Schnitzer, STAT, 1 Feb. 2023 Basic genomics and image analysis for tissue samples are data intensive. Renen Hallak, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 And in countries like the U.S. and Canada, the Summer Internship for Indigenous peoples in Genomics (also known as SING) have trained Indigenous participants in genomics and its ethical implications. Emiliano Rodríguez Mega, STAT, 12 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of genomics was in 1987

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“Genomics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genomics. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

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)
: 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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