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-ome +‎ -ic


omic (not comparable)

  1. (biology, medicine) Of or pertaining to related measurements or data from such interrelated fields as genomics, proteomics, transcriptomic or other fields. Many of these fields have a name that ends with the suffix -omics.
    This computer program allows users to manage any type of omic data files, including instrumental raw data, image data, gene expression data, proteomic data, genotyping data, flow cytometry data, and so on.
    • 2000, Glen A. Evans, “Designer science and the ‘omic’ revolution”, NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY, VOL 18 FEBRUARY 2000, Nature America Inc., pate #: 127
      Following the success of the human genome project effort, several other “omic” disciplines have emerged, with the goal of analyzing the components of a living organism in its entirety. Proteomics (the complete set of proteins produced in a cell), phenomics (the complete set of mutational phenotypes), epigenomics (the complete set of methylation alterations in the genome), ligandomics (the complete set of organic small molecules), and so forth, have each focused on the accumulation of the totality of biological information of a molecular type.
    • 2003, Hui Ge1, Albertha J.M. Walhout1 and Marc Vidal, “Integrating ‘omic’ information: a bridge between genomics and systems biology”, TRENDS in Genetics, Vol.19 No.10 October 2003, Elsevier, page #: 551
      Other more recent functional genomic and proteomic (‘omic’) approaches include protein–protein, protein–DNA or other ‘component–component’ interaction mapping (interactome mapping), systematic phenotypic analyses (phenome mapping) and transcript or protein localization mapping (localizome mapping). Omic approaches have already been applied to many biological processes, leading to large lists of genes potentially involved in the corresponding modules.

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