Bioinformatics and Omics

  • Timothy Craig Allen
  • Philip T. Cagle
Part of the Molecular Pathology Library book series (MPLB, volume 1)


The term genomics originated in 1920 to describe the complete set of chromosomes and their associated genes; however, it has been in the past decade that the use of omics—genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics—and bioinformatics has led to dramatic advances in the understanding of the molecular and genetic bases of disease.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 This chapter briefly reviews the subject, with subsequent chapters providing more details on specific technologies.


Philos Trans Clinical Proteomics Human Mitochondrial Genome International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium Needle Biopsy Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy Craig Allen
    • 1
  • Philip T. Cagle
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Texas Health Center at TylerTylerUSA
  2. 2.Pathology and Laboratory MedicineWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew York
  3. 3.The Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA

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