Geneticists study genes and the science of inherited traits passed down through generations. They study living organisms, from human beings and animals to crops and bacteria. Research is a major part of a geneticist’s job. They conduct experiments to determine the origins of particular inherited traits, such as medical conditions and seek and use this information to adjust genetic material to modify existing traits and create new ones.
Attributes: observant, creative, curious
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Laura Benson who is an epigenics research assistant and a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Dr Anastasia Aliferi who is a forensic genetics researcher. It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.