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Glossary: geneticist, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

geneticist

(jeh-NEH-tih-sist)

A scientist who has special training in the study of genes and heredity (the passing of genetic information from parents to their children). A medical geneticist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating genetic disorders or conditions. Medical geneticists also counsel individuals and families at risk for certain genetic disorders or cancers.

2012-04-11