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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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Willamette Week

Willamette Week
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:15:00 -0700

CROSSING THE LINE: OHSU geneticist Shoukhrat Mitalipov and his team developed the “spindle transfer” technique for transplanting the nucleus of a human egg in a lab at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Dr. Evan Snyder, a biologist at the ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:09:27 -0700

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc., TROV, +2.84% 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 ...

UW Today

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 ...

National Geographic

National Geographic
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:57:15 -0700

Heidi Rehm, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School, studies a condition called Norrie disease that mostly affects the eyes and ears. She developed a registry for Norrie disease patients to share their experiences, and learned that almost all the men ...

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:11:15 -0700

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 ...

NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:06 -0700

The evidence, from a team led by geneticist David Reich, at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Johannes Krause, at the University of Tübingen, in Germany, was published Wednesday in Nature. The scientists analyzed DNA from nine ancient ...
The Atlantic
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:22:30 -0700

“Here in our freezers we have 100 or so compounds that extend life in invertebrates,” says Gordon Lithgow, a geneticist at the Buck Institute. He walks with me through labs situated on a campus of modernistic buildings that command a dreamlike view of ...

Voice of America

Voice of America
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:26:15 -0700

Another of the researchers, Johannes Krause, a geneticist at the University of TJubingen and co-director of the Max Planck Institute for History and the Sciences in Germany, said the ancient north Eurasians “connect all modern Europeans and Native ...

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