Genomics is the study of Genome of living organisms. Major researches are going on the following organisms.

Micro organisms (Bacteria, Virus, Fungus)

Plants (Medicinal plants, Food Crops, Ornamental Plants)

Animals (Lab animals like Guinea pig, Mice, Drosophila)

Human Beings.

The first Human genome was draft sequenced (completed) in 2001 by Craig Venter. After that many companies and univesities are working together to develop the Human genome database.

Human beings are classified according to the ethnicity like Asians, Africans, Americans and so on.


Using genomics, one can find out the following three things.

1. Health

2. Traits

3. Ancestry

For more details, please visit to know about the uses of Human Genomics.

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