Chapter 1 Introduction to Genomics

The aim of this chapter is to provide the reader with some of the fundamentals required for understanding genome biology. By no means, is this a complete overview of the subject, but just a summary that will help the non-biologist reader understand the recurring biological concepts in computational genomics. Readers that are well-versed in genome biology and modern genome-wide quantitative assays should feel free to skip this chapter or skim it through.