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- 1) Studies inheritance and variation of characteristics in forms of life: Performs experiments to determine laws, mechanisms, and environmental factors in origin, transmission, and development of inherited traits.
- 2) Analyzes determinants responsible for specific inherited traits, such as color differences, size, and disease resistance to improve or to understand relationship of heredity to maturity, fertility, or other factors.
- 3) Devises methods for altering or producing new traits, making use of chemicals, heat, light, or other means.
- 4) May specialize in particular branch of genetics, such as molecular genetics or population genetics.
- 5) May perform human genetic counseling or medical genetics.
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