Genomics and Oncology

 

Genetics and genomics is the study of the genome (i.e. all genes expressed in a cell, tissue, organism, or a sample of body fluids). It is based on the use of DNA extraction, amplification and sequencing methods. This holistic approach leads to a better understanding of the genetic roots of diseases (e.g. by identifying genetic mutations), and can also contribute to biomarker discovery through mapping gene expression changes.