Rowen, Lee Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Washington.
Hood, Leroy Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Washington.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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The comprehensive analysis of an organism's genome (the full complement of inherited information-bearing genetic material residing in an organism's chromosomes), including, but not limited to, its genes and the signaling codes regulating gene expression. As a discipline, genomics focuses on an organism's entire set of genes rather than on individual genes. The term was coined in 1986 to name a journal oriented to the mapping, sequencing, and analysis of genomes.
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