What are Omics?   Omics are subsets of biological sciences used to study the life sciences and get a big-picture understanding from a chemical point of view by considering the smaller molecules involved.

This includes the disciplines:

  • Genomics
  • Lipidomics
  • Proteomics
  • Epigenomics
  • Transcriptionomics.
  • Metabolomics
  • Phenomics

Applications of Omics in Research

Examining the changes that occur in proteins, metabolites, and cellular function under different conditions and disease states can help identify potential biomarkers for various diseases. This approach of looking at the changes at the different molecular levels and combining the data to create a holistic view of their influence on each other is called “multi-omics”. Using multi-omic data, the applications in clinical research include:

  • Understanding the pathophysiology of disease
  • Identifying therapeutic targets for diseases
  • Prevention of disease
  • Personalized medicine

Source: Widdop, J. T., & Giles, E. M. (2020, October 12). The future is now? Clinical and translational aspects of “Omics” technologies. Immunology &Amp; Cell Biology, 99(2), 168–176.