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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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Farm Futures

Farm Futures
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:45:00 -0700

Plant geneticist earns 2015 Borlaug CAST Communication award. Channapatna Prakash, professor of plant genetics and biotechnology at Tuskegee University, selected for 2015 Borlaug CAST Communication Award. Published on: Apr 16, 2015 ...
Genetic Literacy Project
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:03:45 -0700

When it comes to the earth's dwindling resources, climbing temperatures and burgeoning population, talk is as plentiful as it is cheap. It can also be contentious. But Dr. Pamela Ronald, professor of plant pathology at University of California, Davis ...

Crossmap (blog)

Crossmap (blog)
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:38:55 -0700

A geneticist, Collins was appointed director of the $3 billion international Genome Project in 1993, which completed sequencing the 3.3 billion pairs of nucleotides by 2004. The resulting gene map offers hope to cure genetic disorders. It also gave ...


Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:57:37 -0700

A founder of conservation genetics, Dr Stephen O'Brien, will be speaking at Tauranga Café Scientifique on April 29, discussing wildlife genetics. Stephen will explain to his audience how powerful new genetic technologies have revolutionised our ability ...

The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:00:00 -0700

From the Himalayan yeti to the bigfoot of northwest America, thousands are convinced that they have glimpsed something not altogether human. Now an academic geneticist claims to have found the most promising evidence yet that Homo sapiens may not be ...

Eurasia Review

Eurasia Review
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:03:45 -0700

“We want to know what exactly must happen after someone acquires this mutation in Braf that causes something even worse to happen,” said Houston Methodist Research Institute cancer geneticist Michael Mann, Ph.D., the Nature Genetics report's lead ...

Buffalo News

Buffalo News
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:03:45 -0700

Among many, they singled out Jan Rockwood, from the hospital's Craniofacial Center; Chou and Deitrick; the late Brodsky, who died last year; Nagy; Dr. Paul Creighton, from University Pediatric Dentistry; and geneticist Dr. Luther Robinson. “We're fully ...
Science Daily
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:18:45 -0700

"The red lionfish can be used to help up understand other non-native populations and their invasion dynamics," said USGS geneticist Margaret Hunter. "The more we know about this species and its progression, the more we can help resource managers and ...

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