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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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Tue, 19 May 2015 15:52:30 -0700

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Thu, 21 May 2015 09:07:30 -0700

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Wed, 20 May 2015 06:07:30 -0700

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Tue, 05 May 2015 07:15:00 -0700

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