Vocabulary/Jargon of Genomics and Bioinformatics

  1. Wikipedia contains very useful descriptions of many genomics terms
  2. Genomics Glossary from NCBI

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genomics terms
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Transcriptome: The entire set of expressed genes in a cell/tissue/organ/organism at a snapshot in time. One way to study the transcriptome is to extract RNA from the cell/organism, convert it to cDNA, and sequence.