List of famous geneticists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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Geneticists study genes, heredity, and hereditary transmission. They conduct research on inheritance of genes and how certain characteristics are passed on from one generation to another. They study the origin and transmission of specific inherited traits such as colour of eyes, colour and texture of hair, height, diseases resistance, hereditary diseases, etc. Geneticists need to posses a solid background in sciences like biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Their work has application in a variety of fields like academics, medicine, research, agriculture, crime, and industries. Geneticists working in the medical field diagnose hereditary conditions in patients and help them in disease management. They calculate the genetic risk of faulty genes being passed on to potential offsprings, study congenital malformations and conduct mutation analysis. Genetic counselors provide information and advice to families that struggle with hereditary diseases. Agricultural geneticists help in the development of newer varieties of crops that have certain desired characteristics like bigger size of fruits, more nutritive value, seedless fruits, etc. and are more disease resistant than traditional crops. Genetics also has applications in the field of research and development, and university teaching. Read on to discover the life and works of famous geneticists from all over the world through a splendid collection of biographies, timelines and trivia.

Francis CollinsFrancis Collins
American
J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
Indian, British

Luther BurbankLuther Burbank
American
Carol W. GreiderCarol W. Greider
American

Oswald AveryOswald Avery
Canadian

John Maynard SmithJohn Maynard Smith
British
Theodosius DobzhanskyTheodosius Dobzhansky
Ukrainian, American
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Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
American
Nettie StevensNettie Stevens
American

August WeismannAugust Weismann
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Sewall WrightSewall Wright
American

Hugo de VriesHugo de Vries
Dutch
Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
Canadian, Polish, British, American

George R. PriceGeorge R. Price
American

Francisco J. AyalaFrancisco J. Ayala
Spanish, American

Cyril BurtCyril Burt
British

Seymour BenzerSeymour Benzer
American
Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
German

Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
American
Janet RowleyJanet Rowley
American

Michael RosbashMichael Rosbash
American

Jeffrey C. HallJeffrey C. Hall
American
Mario CapecchiMario Capecchi
Italian, American

Rudolf JaenischRudolf Jaenisch
German, Polish
Michael W. YoungMichael W. Young
American

Reginald PunnettReginald Punnett
British

Andrew FireAndrew Fire
American

Victor A. McKusickVictor A. McKusick
American

G. Ledyard StebbinsG. Ledyard Stebbins
American
Alfred SturtevantAlfred Sturtevant
American

Luigi Luca Cavalli-SforzaLuigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Italian

Matthew MeselsonMatthew Meselson
American

Bruce BeutlerBruce Beutler
American
Edmund Beecher WilsonEdmund Beecher Wilson
American
Carl CorrensCarl Correns
German

Maclyn McCartyMaclyn McCarty
American

Walter SuttonWalter Sutton
American

Mathilde KrimMathilde Krim
Israeli
Theodor BoveriTheodor Boveri
German

Calvin BridgesCalvin Bridges
American
Susan LindquistSusan Lindquist
American

George Davis SnellGeorge Davis Snell
American

Mary Styles HarrisMary Styles Harris
American
Wilhelm Ludvig JohannsenWilhelm Ludvig Johannsen
Danish

C.H. WaddingtonC.H. Waddington
British