As a geneticist, you study how genes are inherited, mutated, activated, or inactivated in living organisms.
Geneticists usually work in laboratories to study genetic material. They use their knowledge to guide and treat patients with hereditary diseases or disorders.They also work for pharmaceutical or agricultural companies to develop new medicines or agricultural products.
The tasks of a geneticist in a typical day at work might involve
You have to take up Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the 10+2 level in order to obtain admission to an undergraduate course in Genetics.
A Bachelor’s course in Genetics is available in a number of universities in India. It is generally of 3 year duration
A bachelor's’ degree in any discipline of life sciences, physical sciences, medicine or paramedical sciences will also be a sufficient qualification for pursuing PG courses in Genetics.
Higher qualifications in Genetics specialisations would be advisable for pursuing a career in research or academia.
Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture
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A geneticist should have the ability to apply logical thinking in order to solve complex problems.
A geneticist should have the ability to achieve accuracy and attention to detail when accomplishing a task.
A geneticist should have the skill in identifying the problem and finding the appropriate solution.
A geneticist should use logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions and approaches to problems.
Geneticist must be able to simplify complex findings so that their clients/patients understand them.