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Genomics

Monday 27 October 2003

Definition: Genomics is the study of all the genes in an organism, also known as its genome. The science includes identifying the specific building blocks of all the genes in a cell, mapping their locations in relation to the rest of the DNA, and studying the function of those genes or combinations of genes.

Types

- cancer genomics
- pharmacogenomics
- nutrigenomics
- comparative genomics
- evolutionary genomics
- functional genomics
- structural genomics

Journals

- Genome Biology (Home, PubMed)

Websites

- genome.org

Blogs

- OmicsOmics

Genome centers

- Genome Quebec

References

- Ten years of genetics and genomics: what have we achieved and where are we heading? Heard E, Tishkoff S, Todd JA, Vidal M, Wagner GP, Wang J, Weigel D, Young R. Nat Rev Genet. 2010 Oct;11(10):723-33. PMID: 20820184

- Burke W. Genomics as a probe for disease biology.
N Engl J Med. 2003 Sep 4;349(10):969-74. PMID: 12954746