Interesting facts about Genomics
From the Greek ΓΕΝ (gen), “gene” (gamma, epsilon, nu, epsilon) means “become, create, creation, birth”. While the word genome from the German Genom, attributed to Hans Winkler was in use in English as early as 1926, the term genomics was coined by Tom Roderick, a geneticist at the Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Maine), over beer at a meeting held in Maryland on the mapping of the human genome in 1986.
This blog by CD Genomics, a biotech expert focuses on genomics services, is going to explore more with you in the field of genomics. Let’s first get started with the real thing.
What is Genomics?
Genomics is a discipline in genetics that applies recombinant DNA, DNA sequencing methods and bioinformatics to sequence, assemble, and analyze the function and structure of genomes, the complete set of DNA within a single cell of an organism.
Advances in genomics have triggered a revolution in discovery-based research to understand even the most complex biological systems such as the brain. The field includes efforts to determine the entire DNA sequence of organisms and fine-scale genetic mapping. The field also includes studies of intragenomic phenomena such as heterosis, epistasis, pleiotropy and other interactions between loci andalleles within the genome. Research of single genes does not fall into the definition of genomics unless the aim of this genetic, pathway, and functional information analysis is to elucidate its effect on, place in, and response to the entire genome’s networks.
With the entry of the 21st century, genomics has been one of the hottest research fields in the world of biology. The development of genomics related technology has expanded the range of its application in the study of disease diagnosis and prediction.
The Mission of CD Genomics
CD Genomics was established in 2004. It is aiming at providing the research community with high quality next generation sequencing and high throughput microarray services. Due to the increasing demands for its services, CD Genomics has already updated its technology platform to mainstream NGS and microarray instruments. The mission of the CD Genomics is to facilitate interdisciplinary genomics research by providing researchers accesses to the cutting-edge technologies in the field of genomics.
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