So many –“omes” to understand . . . human genomics, metabolomics, toxigenomics . . . what does the suffix “–omics” actually mean?
One free online dictionary1 says that –omics is “the large scale study of biological entities”. So genomics, in the most simplistic terms, is the study of all of the genes of an organism; metabolomics is the study of the small molecules that are substrates (biochemical ingredients), products, or intermediates of metabolic reactions in an organism.
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