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For the theory that psychological traits are hereditary, see geneticism.

A geneticist is a biologist who studies genetics, the science of genes, heredity, and variation of organisms. A geneticist can be employed as a researcher or lecturer. Some geneticists perform experiments and analyze data to interpret the inheritance of skills. A geneticist is a consultant and is also a physician (who has earned any of the following medical degrees: MBBS/MBChB (non-U.S.), D.O. (U.S.-only), or M.D.) who has been trained in genetics as a specialization. They evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients with hereditary conditions or congenital malformations, genetic risk calculations, and mutation analysis as well as refer patients to other medical specialties.

Geneticists participate in courses from many areas, such as biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, cell biology, bioinformatics, English, and mathematics. They also participate in more specific genetics courses such as molecular genetics, transmission genetics, population genetics, quantitative genetics, ecological genetics, and genomics.

Geneticists can work in many different fields, doing a variety of jobs. There are many careers for geneticists in medicine, agriculture, wildlife, general sciences, or many other fields.


Listed below are a few examples of careers a geneticist may pursue.

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Presented by The American College of Medical Genetics. www.acmg.net.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:03:45 -0800

How alluring is the pull of industry these days? Vertex Pharmaceuticals just got one of the world's top geneticists, a founder of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, to make the switch. David Altshuler has left his post as the Broad's deputy ...
University of Florida
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:18:45 -0800

Edward Braun, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Florida and the UF Genetics Institute, is one of the key scientists who took part in this multi-year project that used nine supercomputers and 400 years of combined computing time to ...
Sacramento Bee
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:18:45 -0800

Howard-Yana Shapiro may just be the fastest-moving plant geneticist on the planet. Three years ago, Shapiro, now 68, coaxed his 1999 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle across a Utah salt flat at more than 201 mph. It's not an accomplishment the soft-spoken ...

National Post

National Post
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:37:30 -0800

A Calgary man who has spent a decade tracing the movements of an elusive ape-like beast — widely considered a myth — believes he has DNA evidence suggesting Bigfoot is alive and romping through Canadian forests. Todd Standing said a strand of hair ...


Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:26:15 -0800

Knowing whether you're likely to get cancer or diabetes sounds too good to pass up. But a Saskatoon geneticist says, if you want a mail-order genetics test, it's buyer beware. "The testing is a good party trick but I don't think you should be making ...


Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:23:13 -0800

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Science AAAS

Science AAAS
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:07:30 -0800

Until recently, “human population geneticists have tended to ignore the U.S.,” says Joanna Mountain, a geneticist and senior director of research at 23andMe, a company in Mountain View, California, that offers genetic testing. With its long history of ...

MIT Technology Review (blog)

MIT Technology Review (blog)
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:06:11 -0800

Using that concept, says Heidi Rehm, a Harvard Medical School geneticist, the alliance is already working on linking together some of the world's largest databases of information about the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, as well as nine currently ...

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