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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. The geneticist carries out studies,tests and counselling patients with genetic diseases.

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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BMC Blogs Network (blog)

BMC Blogs Network (blog)
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:26:15 -0700

Ask a geneticist: a Q+A with Louisa Flintoft. A recent questionnaire has revealed that only a small percentage of the British public have a basic understanding of what genetics is. In honour of DNA Day on Monday 25 April, Editor of Genome Biology ...


Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:11:15 -0700

The Field Museum in Chicago has awarded the 2016 Parker/Gentry award to Uma Ramakrishnan, an Indian conservation geneticist who has worked extensively on the population genetics, evolutionary history and conservation of tigers and other mammals in ...
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 02:43:50 -0700

CRISPR/Cas9 opens up many possibilities in medicine presenting opportunities and risks. It is hoped that the new method can be used for the genetic treatment of serious diseases, such as AIDS. Scientists could simply cut out a gene modified by disease ...

Kearney Hub

Kearney Hub
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:32:49 -0700

KEARNEY — Geneticist Shoukhrat Mitalipov will speak at the fourth-annual Doug Lund DNA Day at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The event begins at 5 p.m. Thursday in Copeland Hall Room 142.

NBC Nebraska

NBC Nebraska
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:45:00 -0700

KEARNEY, Neb. -- World-renowned geneticist Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov will speak at the Fourth annual Doug Lund DNA Day at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. DNA Day takes place at 5 p.m. Thursday (April 21) in Copeland Hall room 142. Mitalipov will ...
The Conversation AU
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:48:45 -0700

The University of Melbourne has affirmed its position as the number one university in Australia, and remains among the fastest-rising research universities in the world's top 100, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It is ...
The Conversation AU
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 23:11:15 -0700

The Epilepsy Research Centre is based in the Department of Medicine at the Austin Hospital and Melbourne Brain Centre. Several current projects involve gene discovery and development of gene tests to diagnose epilepsies of childhood and adulthood, ...

The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:09:57 -0700

Klaus-Peter Koepfli, an evolutionary geneticist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, told weather.com in an email that he agreed with Wayne's take. "Much more study would be needed to confirm that Himalayan wolves are a distinct species, ...

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