According to the World Health Organization (WHO): Genetics is the study of heredity, while  Genomics is defined as the study of genes and their functions, and related techniques. Genomics is a relatively new term, being used more frequently since the mid-1990's. The main difference between genomics and genetics is that genetics scrutinizes the functioning and composition of the single gene whereas genomics addresses all genes and their inter relationships in order to identify their combined influence on the growth and development of the organism.

Research Setting Vs. Clinical Genetic Testing

The main differences between clinical genetic testing and research testing are the purpose of the tests and who receives the results. ... read more »

What Was the Human Genome Project?

The Human Genome Project was an international research effort to determine the sequence of the human genome and identify the genes that it contains. The Project was coordinated by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Energy. ... read more »

Genetic Diseases in Jewish Population

There are nearly 4,000 genetic diseases known that afflict the world's population. Certain genetic diseases occur at higher frequencies among certain ethnic, racial, or demographic groups. ... read more »

Cells and DNA

Learn about cells, DNA, chromosomes, and genes. ... read more »