Predictive genomics: The Sangam of statistics and science

February 15, 2022

To dilettantes with only a passable knowledge of this subject, the term ‘predictive genomics’ may seem obsolete since all endeavors in the field of genetics are predictive in their intent. However, it is a discipline at the crossroads of various fields like personal genomics, phenology, and bioinformatics alongside many more. Its relevance lies in the understanding of the human phenotype (expressed traits in an individual) as a function of the person’s genotype and his/her environment and being able to integrate the two variables of the function in a population for generations using advanced computational modalities like AI and Machine Learning.

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