"Omics" pertains to disciplines in the field of biology that end in "-omics
" such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and the like.
The molecular data were gleaned from various "-omics
" techniques, including:
Over the last decade, high-throughput experiments studying -omics
(e.g., genetics, epigenetics, or transcriptomics) have been used to generate informative data researchers can use to test different data-driven hypotheses.
Toxicology and genetic toxicology in the new era of "toxicogenomics": impact of "-omics
In the midst of a growing shift toward translational studies in today's biomedical research scene, yet another "-omics
" science has come to the fore.
Contributors from a wide range of biomedical sciences explore applications of the -omics
approach to the gray zone between food and medicine.
Among the technical needs outlined were improvements in the temporal, spatial, and quantitative resolving power of "-omics
Technological advances--for example, "-omics
" technologies (genomics, proteomics, metabonomics, etc.); molecular, cellular, and whole animal imaging methodologies; miniaturized tools/technologies (i.e., at the micro- and nanolevel); and improved cyber-infrastructure and bioinformatics tools to gather, assimilate, and interrogate large diverse data sets--have the capacity to stimulate interdisciplinary research.
In large measure, proteomics has emerged in parallel fashion with the other "-omics
" fields such as transcriptomics and metabonomics.
Especially useful would be collaborative pooling of resources to standardize epidemiological instruments, microarray analyses, "-omics
" technologies, and other methods and materials for meaningful use among several laboratories.