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

George R. PriceGeorge R. Price
American
Luther BurbankLuther Burbank
American

Carol W. GreiderCarol W. Greider
American

Oswald AveryOswald Avery
Canadian
Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
American
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Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
American
John Maynard SmithJohn Maynard Smith
British

Hugo de VriesHugo de Vries
Dutch

Theodosius DobzhanskyTheodosius Dobzhansky
Ukrainian, American

Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
German
Mario CapecchiMario Capecchi
Italian, American

Nettie StevensNettie Stevens
American

Sewall WrightSewall Wright
American

August WeismannAugust Weismann
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Cyril BurtCyril Burt
British
Jeffrey C. HallJeffrey C. Hall
American

Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
Canadian, Polish, British, American
Francisco J. AyalaFrancisco J. Ayala
Spanish, American

Luigi Luca Cavalli-SforzaLuigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Italian

Theophilus PainterTheophilus Painter
American
Ian WilmutIan Wilmut
British

Reginald PunnettReginald Punnett
British
Alfred SturtevantAlfred Sturtevant
American

Seymour BenzerSeymour Benzer
American

Bruce BeutlerBruce Beutler
American

Michael W. YoungMichael W. Young
American

Andrew FireAndrew Fire
American
Michael RosbashMichael Rosbash
American

Matthew MeselsonMatthew Meselson
American

Richard GoldschmidtRichard Goldschmidt
German, American

Rudolf JaenischRudolf Jaenisch
German, Polish
Carl CorrensCarl Correns
German
Janet RowleyJanet Rowley
American

G. Ledyard StebbinsG. Ledyard Stebbins
American

Jérôme LejeuneJérôme Lejeune
French

Victor A. McKusickVictor A. McKusick
American
Edmund Beecher WilsonEdmund Beecher Wilson
American

Theodor BoveriTheodor Boveri
German
Mathilde KrimMathilde Krim
Israeli

Joe Hin TjioJoe Hin Tjio
Indonesian

George Davis SnellGeorge Davis Snell
American
E. B. FordE. B. Ford
British

James V. NeelJames V. Neel
American
Charles YanofskyCharles Yanofsky
American

Maclyn McCartyMaclyn McCarty
American

Susan LindquistSusan Lindquist
American
Walter SuttonWalter Sutton
American

Anne McLarenAnne McLaren
British
Calvin BridgesCalvin Bridges
American

Evelyn M. WitkinEvelyn M. Witkin
American

Fred GageFred Gage
American

Stephen ElledgeStephen Elledge
American
Alfred G. KnudsonAlfred G. Knudson
American

C. D. DarlingtonC. D. Darlington
British

Edith Rebecca SaundersEdith Rebecca Saunders
British

George Harrison ShullGeorge Harrison Shull
American

Curt RichterCurt Richter
American
Robert ChambersRobert Chambers
Scottish

Ruth SagerRuth Sager
American
Guido PontecorvoGuido Pontecorvo
Italian, Scottish

Herbert Spencer JenningsHerbert Spencer Jennings
American

Mary Styles HarrisMary Styles Harris
American
Edward Murray EastEdward Murray East
American

Donald F. JonesDonald F. Jones
American
Egerton BrydgesEgerton Brydges
British

Leonard LermanLeonard Lerman
American
Torbjörn CasperssonTorbjörn Caspersson
Swedish

Barton ChildsBarton Childs
American

Franklin W. StahlFranklin W. Stahl
American
C.H. WaddingtonC.H. Waddington
British

Wilhelm Ludvig JohannsenWilhelm Ludvig Johannsen
Danish
Anselm Of Saint MaryAnselm Of Saint Mary
French