The study of heredity, genes and variations in living organisms. Genetic science seeks to understand the process of trait inheritance from parents to offspring and the structure and behaviour of genes in living beings.
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secondary school teacher bioinformatics scientist biology teacher secondary school undertake genetic risk assessment interpret laboratory data in medical genetics manage ethical dilemmas in genetic testing decide on type of genetic testing take referrals for genetic testing evaluate genetic data provide genetic counselling undertake research in medical genetics liaise with genetic laboratories advise on prenatal genetic diseases