DNA analytics / genomics is study of genomes to analyse its functions and structure, to help identify certain genetic diseases and develop the best treatment process for them. DNA analytics is done using DNA sequencing methods, recombinant DNA and bioinformatics. Genomics is used in anthropology, genomic medicine, synthetic biology and bioengineering, conservation genomics, biotechnology and various other social sciences. Accordingly, genomics studies consists of functional genomics, pharmacogenomics, comparative genomics, structural genomics and epigenomics. It also includes study of intragenomic processes such as heterosis, pleiotropy, epistasis and other interactions between alternative forms of a genes called alleles.
Though the genomics industry is still in nascent stage, it has found its use in various applications. Drug discovery, molecular diagnostics, biomarker discovery, pharmacogenomics applications, personalized medicine and reproductive/prenatal screening are some of the impressive and emerging areas for genomics research applications. Genomics also enables synthetic biology to invent synthetic cells and DNAs by studying gene sequences of plants and organisms, which can help in various novel applications.
DNA analytics methods and technologies are on the way of growth. DNA sequencing has become more affordable with the emergence of next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) technology. In addition, genomic data is also experiencing growth which in turn is expected to expand the data analysis and interpretation market in near future. However, growing DNA analytics industry is facing shortage of skilled professionals.
Rising competition to develop new drugs, increasing occurrences of infectious diseases, decreasing prices of DNA sequencing, rising demand for genetically engineered crops, technological innovations in bioinformatics and growing patient awareness levels are expected to fuel the market growth for genomics. However, with its rapid evolution, there has been a rise in legal and ethical concerns, which can be prove to be the restraining factors.
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