Cancer genomics uses technological advances to sequence, or read, people’s genes. By comparing the genes from patients’ cancer cells to the genes from normal tissue, scientists identify genetic differences that may cause cancer.
Genomics is the study of the entire genome of a person whereas genetics is the study of a particular gene.
The Genomics 101 playlist (4 videos, 10 minutes total) is a great overview of genes, genomes, inheritance, and proteins.
We will study the genomes of cancer patients and investigate how genetic changes lead to cancer.