Enhancing European capabilities for application of multi-omics studies in biology and biomedicine space research

Aránzazu Manzano, Silvio Weging, Daniela Bezdan, Joseph Borg, Thomas Cahill, Eugénie Carnero-Diaz, Henry Cope, Colleen S. Deane, Timothy Etheridge, Stefania Giacomello, Gary Hardiman, Natalie Leys, Pedro Madrigal, Felice Mastroleo, F. Javier Medina, Jakub Mieczkowski, Manuel A. Fernandez-Rojo, Keith Siew, Nathaniel J. Szewczyk, Stephen B. WalshWillian A. da Silveira*, Raúl Herranz*

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Abstract

Following on from the NASA twins' study, there has been a tremendous interest in the use of omics techniques in spaceflight. Individual space agencies, NASA's GeneLab, JAXA's ibSLS, and the ESA-funded Space Omics Topical Team and the International Standards for Space Omics Processing (ISSOP) groups have established several initiatives to support this growth. Here, we present recommendations from the Space Omics Topical Team to promote standard application of space omics in Europe. We focus on four main themes: i) continued participation in and coordination with international omics endeavors, ii) strengthening of the European space omics infrastructure including workforce and facilities, iii) capitalizing on the emerging opportunities in the commercial space sector, and iv) capitalizing on the emerging opportunities in human subjects research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107289
Number of pages13
JournaliScience
Volume26
Issue number9
Early online date11 Jul 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2023

Keywords

  • Space sciences
  • Proteomics
  • Genomics
  • Space medicine

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