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

Oswald AveryOswald Avery
Canadian
Theodosius DobzhanskyTheodosius Dobzhansky
Ukrainian, American

Sewall WrightSewall Wright
American

George R. PriceGeorge R. Price
American
John Maynard SmithJohn Maynard Smith
British
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Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
Canadian, Polish, British, American
Nettie StevensNettie Stevens
American

Hugo de VriesHugo de Vries
Dutch

Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
American

August WeismannAugust Weismann
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Michael RosbashMichael Rosbash
American
Seymour BenzerSeymour Benzer
American

Cyril BurtCyril Burt
British

Mario CapecchiMario Capecchi
Italian, American

Carol W. GreiderCarol W. Greider
American
Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
German

Francisco J. AyalaFrancisco J. Ayala
Spanish, American

Reginald PunnettReginald Punnett
British

Luigi Luca Cavalli-SforzaLuigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Italian

Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
American
Matthew MeselsonMatthew Meselson
American

Bruce BeutlerBruce Beutler
American
Mathilde KrimMathilde Krim
Israeli

George Davis SnellGeorge Davis Snell
American

Mary Styles HarrisMary Styles Harris
American