Genomics Tools

Genomics Tools Genomics uses recombinant DNA technology to analyze the structure and function of the complete set of DNA within an organism. This includes using electrophoresis and purification systems to isolate DNA templates, PCR and sequencing to determine the sequence and map of the DNA base code, microarrays and genotyping to determine the similarity and differences between sequences, mass spectrometry for analysis of oligonucleotides and next generation sequencers to analyze whole genomes. Most laboratories will use some kind of genomic tool in their research, clinical or forensic applications. The start of most assays require clean, good quality DNA template. While the human sequence was declared "finished" in 2007, structural and functional genomics continue to elucidate the interactions between loci and alleles within the genome.