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A geneticist is someone who specializes in the science of genetics. This is a branch of biology that deals with the characteristics of different organisms, the development of such characteristics, and how these characteristics are passed on to their progeny. A geneticist will evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients with hereditary conditions or congenital malformations, and will also refer patients to other medical specialties.

Career Option

  • - Clinical research associate. - Healthcare scientist
  • genomics. - Healthcare scientist
  • immunology. - Pharmacologist. - Plant breeder/geneticist. - Research scientist (life sciences) - Research scientist (medical)

Top Colleges In India

  • Loyola college, Chennai Sterling road, near nungambakkam railway station, Nungambakkam, chennai, tamil nadu 600034 Ph- 044 2817 8200 Website-
  • St. Xavier's college, Mumbai 5, Mahapalika Marg, Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001 Ph- 022 2262 0661 Website-

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.Sc. (Genetics) - M.Sc. (Genetics) - Ph.D.
  • D.O. or M.D.

Working Condition

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. Workplace depends on the type of work being done; most research geneticists work in the laboratory of a research facility. On rare occasions, some may go to the field to extract samples, however, this is usually done for them by others.

Personal Skill

  • - Geneticists must be able to follow a logic chain to analyze data. - Oral and written communication skills are highly desirable. - Should be compassionate and possess good interpersonal skills.

Educational Qualification

  • Minimum Qualification- 10+ 2
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