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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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Sacramento Bee
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:18:45 -0800

Howard-Yana Shapiro, chief agricultural officer for Mars Inc., stands among alfalfa plants at one of the core greenhouse complexes he uses on the UC Davis campus on Thursday. Shapiro is a world-renowned cacao plant geneticist and avid motorcycle ...

New York Daily News

New York Daily News
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:38:26 -0800

The award-winning computational geneticist who has been studying the Ebola virus isn't just a rock star in the science community. Dr. Pardis Sabeti, a professor at Harvard University and member of the Broad Institute, is also the lead singer and bass ...


Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:26:15 -0800

Knowing whether you're likely to get cancer or diabetes sounds too good to pass up. But a Saskatoon geneticist says, if you want a mail-order genetics test, it's buyer beware. "The testing is a good party trick but I don't think you should be making ...
Scottsbluff Star Herald
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:11:15 -0700

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Genetically modified and genetically engineered will be compared and contrasted in a webinar today by a University of Wyoming professor of horticulture and plant breeding. Robin Groose, an associate professor in the Department of Plant ...
Nation News
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:53:08 -0800

Professor Frances Ashcroft, a research professor at Oxford University, has an international reputation for work in the area of insulin secretion, type two diabetes and neonatal diabetes. Her work has enabled children born with diabetes to switch from ...


Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:26:15 -0800

There's a villainous geneticist, Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, who beneath his lab coat is a purple octopus named Dave, eager to exact revenge on the cute and cuddly penguins that stole his spotlight at a zoo years before. With the help ...

The Daily News Journal

The Daily News Journal
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:07:30 -0800

The book follows the adventures of Professor Don Tillman, a geneticist, as he attempts to follow a scientific process to find a mate. This book is for anyone who loves television's “Big Bang Theory” or just has a heart for romance. “The Rosie Project ...

Nature World News

Nature World News
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:56:15 -0800

"There's no conceptual barrier saying that this couldn't happen," Seth Bordenstein, a geneticist who studies the Aciduliprofundum's antibiotic gene, told Popular Science. According to the geneticist, the theory is that all these species actually ...

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