Unlocking Your Potential Through Population Genomics
Population genomics is the study of the genetic variation of a population to determine how genetic information affects health and wellness. It is the process of analyzing the genetic makeup of a population and understanding how it involves individual health, disease, and fitness. The development of population genomics has led to the creation of the Population Genome Program. This wellness genomics initiative provides insights into how genetic information can help individuals improve their health and well-being.
What is Population Genomics?
Population genomics is an emerging field of study that combines the fields of population genetics and Wellness Genomics. It is the study of the genetic variation within and between populations and how these variations can be used to understand the processes of evolution, adaptation, and selection. Population genomics focuses on understanding the genetic basis of evolutionary change within and across populations. It is also used to identify genes associated with disease and other traits and to understand the genetic factors that influence the structure and function of people.
Population genomics uses various methods to study genetic variation, including whole-genome sequencing, targeted sequencing, and single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis. Whole-genome sequencing is used to identify genetic variants across the entire genome, while targeted sequencing is used to identify specific regions of interest, such as genes associated with a trait or disease. SNP analysis is used to detect single-base differences in the DNA sequence, which can help identify genetic variants that influence quality or condition.