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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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BBC News
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:47:38 -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 ...
WSU News
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:11:15 -0700

omar cornejo PULLMAN, Wash. – With help from a Washington State University population geneticist, Danish researchers have concluded that North America and the Arctic were settled in at least three pulses of migration from Siberia. First came the ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:02:01 -0700

Technology and time used to be the limiting factors for geneticist Elena Tucker's research. Among the first to apply next generation gene sequencing techniques in a medical context, just six years ago Dr Tucker was restricted to collecting DNA from 100 ...
Montreal Gazette
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:22:13 -0700

At the forefront of that innovative research in 2006 was cancer geneticist William Foukes, director of the Program in Cancer Genetics at the McGill University Health Centre and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital. “As ...
The Star
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:26:15 -0700

Top geneticist Professor Nicholas Hastie has been awarded an honorary degree by Sheffield University for his work in helping discover the biological basis of what keeps us alive and well and what makes us become ill. Professor Hastie was elected a ...

New York Times

New York Times
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:03:39 -0700

“It's not just this gene or that gene,” said Robert H. Waterston, a geneticist at the University of Washington who is among the scientists working on the project, called modENCODE. “We can get a picture of the whole.” Dr. Waterston and his colleagues ...
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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 03:00:35 -0700

The geneticist Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys who discovered DNA fingerprinting in 1984, was awarded with Copley Medal 2014 by Royal Society of London. He received the award for his great work in variation and mutation of human genome. His work, in discovering ...
The Register-Guard
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:56:15 -0700

The university recently hired a young geneticist from Stanford, Diana Libuda. She's scheduled to arrive on campus in January to do classical kinds of work. The university's reputation lingers. But the number of UO faculty doing classical genetics has ...

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