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A geneticist is a biologist who studies genetics, the science of genes, heredity, and variation of organisms.[1] Description[edit] A geneticist can be employed as a scientist or lecturer.[1] Geneticists perform general research on genetic processes as well as development of genetic technologies to aid in the medicine and agriculture industries[1]. Some geneticists perform experiments in model organisms such as Drosophila, C. elegans, Zebrafish, rodents or Humans
Humans
and analyze data to interpret the inheritance of biological traits. A geneticist can be a scientist who has earned a Ph.D in Genetics
Genetics
or 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. The geneticist carries out studies, tests and counsels patients with genetic disorders. Geneticists participate in courses from many areas, such as biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, cell biology, bioinformatics, 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. Careers[edit] Listed below are a few examples of careers a geneticist may pursue.

Research and Development Genetic counseling Clinical Research Medical genetics Gene therapy Pharmacogenomics Molecular ecology Animal breeding Genomics Biotechnology Proteomics Microbial genetics Teaching Molecular diagnostics Sales
Sales
and Marketing
Marketing
of scientific products Science Journalism Patent Law Paternity testing Forensic DNA Agriculture

References[edit]

^ a b c Echaore-McDavid, Susan (2008). Career Opportunities in Science. Infobase Publishing. p. 24. ISBN 1438117159. 

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