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The major omics platforms are genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and metagenomics. Increasingly, scientists integrate multi-omics analyses to understand the complex biological information that leads to disease, and determine how nutrition can impact pet health.1–4

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Adapted from Kato et al., 2011

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With expertise in omics and bioinformatics, Purina scientists gain insights into pet health that could lead to new nutritional interventions for heart health. 

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  • Omics technologies can provide insights for innovative nutritional approaches for pet health.

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  1. Civelek, M., & Lusis, A. J. (2014). Systems genetics approaches to understand complex traits. Nature reviews. Genetics, 15(1), 34–48.
  2. Hasin, Y., Seldin, M., & Lusis, A. (2017). Multi-omics approaches to disease. Genome biology, 18(1), 83.
  3. Kato, H., Takahashi, S., & Saito, K. (2011). Omics and integrated omics for the promotion of food and nutrition science. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 1(1), 25–30.
  4. Li, Q., Freeman, L.M., Rush, J.E., Huggins, G.S., Kennedy, A.D., Labuda, J.A., Laflamme, D.P., & Hannah, S.S. (2015). Veterinary Medicine and Multi-Omics Research for Future Nutrition Targets: Metabolomics and Transcriptomics of the Common Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs. OMICS, 19(8), 461–470.