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genomics

[jee-noh-miks, ‐nom-iks] /dʒiˈnoʊ mɪks, ‐ˈnɒm ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study of genomes.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90; see genome, -ics
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  • The rough sequencing of the dog genome is the latest advance in the field of comparative genomics.
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  • genomics will probably make the life sciences the next arena for this kind of predictably-surprising innovation.
  • Maybe genomics or proteomics will usher in an age free of many diseases that continue to afflict us.
  • Biology is now driven by genomics, not by trial and error.
  • The technique was used to map the human genome, revolutionizing the field of genomics.
  • Second, that the pointy end of genomics' scalpel would seem to be not in the genes, but in the proteins.
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  • Now, the genomics pioneer is doing something with all of that data.
  • Population genomics is expanding our knowledge of human diversity.
British Dictionary definitions for genomics

genomics

/dʒɪˈnɒmɪks/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
the branch of molecular genetics concerned with the study of genomes, specifically the identification and sequencing of their constituent genes and the application of this knowledge in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, etc
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genomics in Medicine

genomics ge·no·mics (jē-nō'mĭks)
n.
The study of all of the nucleotide sequences, including structural genes, regulatory sequences, and noncoding DNA segments, in the chromosomes of an organism.

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genomics in Science
genomics
  (jə-nō'mĭks)   
The scientific study of genomes.
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genomics in Culture
genomics [(juh-noh-miks)]

The field of science that studies the entire DNA sequence of an organism's genome. The goal is to find all the genes within each genome and to use that information to develop improved medicines as well as answer scientific questions. (See also proteomics.)

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Encyclopedia Article for genomics

study of the structure, function, and inheritance of the genome (entire set of genetic material) of an organism. A major part of genomics is determining the sequence of molecules that make up the genomic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) content of an organism. The genomic DNA sequence is contained within an organism's chromosomes, one or more sets of which are found in each cell of an organism. The chromosomes can be further described as containing the fundamental units of heredity, the genes. Genes are transcriptional units, those regions of chromosomes that under appropriate circumstances are capable of producing a ribonucleic acid (RNA) transcript that can be translated into molecules of protein.

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