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OMICS

OMICS refers to a field of study in biology ending in -omics, such as genomics or proteomics. The related suffix -ome is used to address the objects of study of such fields, such as the genome or proteome, respectively. Many “omes” beyond the original “genome” have become useful and have been widely adopted by research scientists. “Proteomics” has become well-established as a term for studying proteins at a large scale. "Omes" can provide an easy short-hand to encapsulate a field; for example, an interactomics study is clearly recognizable as relating to large-scale analyses of gene-gene, protein-protein, or protein-ligand interactions.