geneticist geneticist  /dʒə ˈnɛ tə səst/


  • (n) a biologist who specializes in genetics


  1. A geneticist-turned-broadcaster has introduced millions to the wonders of the natural world.
  2. It relied heavily on the work of a diminutive Indian geneticist named Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan.
  3. Once again, the Nobel-winning geneticist has embroiled himself in controversy this time over foul remarks about race.


  1. UW geneticist who discovered breast-cancer genes flying high over Supreme Court ruling

    The University of Washington geneticist who discovered the breast cancer genes at the heart of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision said Thursday that she’s “as high as the flag on the Fourth of July.”
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Local Geneticist Celebrates Court Ruling That Genes Cannot Be Patented

    A University of Pennsylvania geneticist is hailing today's Supreme Court ruling that says naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS Philadelphia

  3. Geneticist speculates humans could have big eyes, foreheads in future

    NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- One possibility for human evolution could be people with much larger eyes and foreheads 100,000 years from now, a computational geneticist speculates.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. "Dr. Guttmacher brings a unique combination of expertise and experience to this new role," said Francis S. Collins, MD, Ph.D., director of the NIH. "A highly regarded pediatrician and medical geneticist, he has served in a number of important...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Francis Collins Source: TechCombo (blog)

  2. "As a geneticist I would greatly value the potential enormous power of the database for research," says Alec Jeffreys, who invented DNA fingerprinting. "But it's a gross infringement of civil liberties."
    on Apr 6, 2005 By: Sir Alec Jeffreys Source: New Scientist (subscription)

  3. "Dr. Guttmacher is a highly regarded pediatric geneticist who has played a significant leadership role at NHGRI over the past six years. His appointment as acting director of NHGRI will assure a seamless transition," said Dr. Zerhouni, adding...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Elias Zerhouni Source: National Institutes of Health (press release)

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