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.