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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 Options

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

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualification- 10+ 2

Personal Skills

  • - 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.

Courses to be pursued

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

Top Colleges

  • 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-

Working Conditions

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.

Top Companies

  • Dhiti Omics Technologies 10, 80 Feet Rd, RMV 2nd Stage, Banday Colony, Geddalahalii, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560094 Ph- 080 4091 6348 Website-
  • Tata Memorial Hospital Dr. E Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400012 Ph- 022 2417 7000 Website-

Successful Persons

Dr Manjeet Mehta- Director at Neogenetic Labs

Dr Manjeet Mehta is a Medical Geneticist with over two decades of rich experience in various applications of Human GeneticsExtensive Research background combined with Diagnostic Experience Expertise in all technologies like Cytogenetics, FISH, Molecular Genetics, SNP Arrays & NGS, Personalized Genetic Testing for Drug responsiveness & Disease Susceptibility Worked with top institutes in India & abroad

Pooja Rayasam

Pooja Rayasam is an experienced Genetic Counselor with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Genetic Counseling, Disease Management and team work.

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