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Genetics Careers - Job Description Facts & InformationGeneticist

Learn interesting facts and information about a range of science jobs and careers.

What is a geneticist? What do they do as part of their job? Read our job description facts and information to find out the answers to these questions and more while learning all about genetics careers.

 


  • Biologists who study genetics are called geneticists.

  • Geneticists study genes, heredity and variation of living things.

  • The study of genetics can be applied to all living things, whether they be bacteria, plants, animals or human beings.

  • Important subjects related to genetics include biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and English.

  • Genetic courses taken in higher education include genomics, molecular genetics, population genetics, ecological genetics and quantitative genetics.

  • Geneticists often work as researchers or lecturers at universities.

  • Working as a geneticist may involve work related to agriculture, medicine, animals and many other areas.

  • Geneticists can find careers in fields such as gene therapy, biotechnology, animal breeding and medical genetics.

  • Geneticists may study genetic disorders caused by abnormalities in genes.

  • Gene therapy uses DNA to help treat disease.

 
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