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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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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:14:29 -0700

To some, age reversal may seem like the stuff of science fiction. But geneticist Dr David Sinclair is working to make it a reality. Source: Slate. 30 Sep 2014 - 4:11 PM UPDATED 7 HOURS AGO. Tweet. 0. Geneticist David Sinclair was also a guest on ...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:01:38 -0700

A geneticist testified Wednesday that a 99.99 percent likelihood exists that Ricky J. Stovall is the father of a child who was born to Stovall's then-teenage daughter. Stovall, 53, is charged with two counts of rape and one count of indecent liberties ...

The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:37:30 -0700

Stephen Scherer, director of the Centre for Applied Genomics at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, was named a potential winner of the Physiology or Medicine prize for his role in the discovery of copy number variation, a form of genetic difference ...

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:23:07 -0700

A prominent medical journal said on Thursday it had retracted a research paper linking child abuse and bipolar disorder after a probe found that one of the authors had fabricated data. Insurer agrees to pay back defrauded clients (11 Aug 14); UBS 'to ...

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UW Today
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:00:22 -0700

Mary-Claire King calls for all women to be tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene variants that indicate elevated breast- and ovarian-cancer risk. She spoke May 31, 2014, at the World Science Festival in New York. The University of Washington and UW ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:09:27 -0700

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc., TROV, +0.00% a developer of cell-free molecular diagnostics, announced today that Alberto Bardelli, Ph.D., has joined the Company's Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Bardelli was among the first ...

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This research coupled with cutting-edge DNA testing undertaken by Louhelainen, a leading forensic geneticist, has linked the shawl with the descendants of Kosminski and his victim. Crucially, DNA taken from blood and semen stains on the shawl matched ...


Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:22:29 -0700

“He was one of the rarer environment ministers who would sit down and have conversations,” said Peter Robinson, chief executive officer of the Suzuki Foundation, the Vancouver-based organization founded by geneticist-turned-environmentalist David ...

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