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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. He 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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AG Week
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:56:15 -0700

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- It's been three years since grain farmers pledged $5 million for a cutting-edge grain scientist at Montana State University, and last week MSU delivered with a world-class geneticist from an international university. Hikmet Budak, the ...

Yahoo News

Yahoo News
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 08:11:15 -0700

"We tend to think of our homes and personal environments as these pristine places, and public ones as dirty and infested with bacteria," Chris Mason, a Weill Cornell Medical College geneticist and the author of the subway-pathogen study, recently said ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 03:07:30 -0700

Around 50 per cent of the risk of drug or alcohol dependence abuse is genetic and although there's no single addiction gene, there's a cluster of inheritable traits that can make some people more vulnerable, says geneticist Dr Margaret Smith. "It helps ...

Hungary Today

Hungary Today
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 02:45:00 -0700

Endre Czeizel, the world-famous Hungarian doctor and geneticist, has died at the age of eighty-one following a long battle with leukaemia in the early hours of Monday, his daughter told the state news agency MTI. Born in Budapest in 1935, Mr. Czeizel ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:15:00 -0700

QUEEN'S ROAD: Hidden hunger can be overcome by growing bio-fortified crops that are rich in micronutrients and Vitamin A, says geneticist M S Swaminathan. The author, who recently released the book Combating Hunger and Achieving Food Security, ...


Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:22:30 -0700

Alphabet, Google's new holding company and moonshot incubator, may soon take a crack at a longtime obsession of biological researchers: Deploying genetically modified mosquitoes to fight disease. That's a particular interest of Linus Upson, a Google ...

Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research

Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 02:11:15 -0700

Source: Wikipedia The PAR team joins the rest of the world in celebrating the life of the Indian Father of the Green Revolution! Swaminathan is known as “Indian Father of Green Revolution” for his leadership and success in introducing and further ...


Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:11:15 -0700

As the paper's author, Sean Myles, an agricultural geneticist at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, tells Wired, "They're not totally wrong, but the split [between indica and sativa] is nowhere near as accurate as you'd need to be in another ...

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