Animal Biotechnology
Alison L Van Eenennaam

UC Davis - The University of California, Davis

comparative gene map Definition of Genomics

Genomics, coined by Thomas Roderick in 1986, refers to a new scientific discipline of mapping, sequencing, and analyzing genomes. Genomics is now undergoing, however, a transition or expansion from the mapping and sequencing of genomes to an emphasis on genome function.

Recent advances in genomics are bringing about a revolution in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease, including the complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Genomics is also stimulating the discovery of breakthrough health-care products by revealing thousands of new biological targets for the development of drugs and by giving scientists innovative ways to design new drugs, vaccines and DNA diagnostics. Genomic-based therapeutics may include "traditional" small chemical drugs, protein drugs and gene therapy.

National Animal Genome Research Program -

U.S. Livestock Genome Mapping Projects

ARKdb Public Database Browser - Roslin Institute

comparative gene map


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