It has been a few decades since the first “-omics” terms for various analyses were coined. Genomics sought to map and characterize the genes and genetic makeup of an organism; proteomics described the analysis and investigation of the protein profile, or proteome, of an organism. And in the years since, the “-omics” suffix has served as a convenient way to describe all the potential profiling, mapping, qualitative and quantitative analyses, and so on, that could be explored for a given biochemical compound class.
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