Geneticist Summary: A Genetic Doctor is a scientist who studies and researches genes as well as diagnoses and treats hereditary diseases.
What is a
Genetic Doctor ?
A Geneticist is a physician who specializes in genetic problems. A Geneticist performs tests on newborns to screen for genetic disorders. A Geneticist performs prenatal tests on babies' genes before birth. Also, a Geneticist performs forensic testing to identify a person as a crime suspect.
What procedures does a Genetic Doctor perform?
A Geneticist performs genetic tests on samples of blood, hair, skin or amniotic fluid. Use the Wellness.com directory to find a Geneticist in your city and state.
When should I see a Genetic Doctor?
You can seek the help of a Geneticist for your baby, before conception, during pregnancy, and/or after birth.
Where does a Genetic Doctor work?
A Geneticist can work in a crime lab, a scientific lab, a hospital, or a clinic.
What is gene therapy?
This is a method that is used to treat some hereditary diseases and conditions. It involves injecting genes into cells and tissues in order to correct a disorder. Normal genes are injected to replace abnormal or non-functioning genes or normal cells are used to repair abnormal cells.
How do I find an Geneticist in my city and state?
The Wellness.com directory will help you locate a Geneticist in your state. Select Geneticist from the professionals menu and select the state that you are looking to locate a Geneticist in. After you have located your state, find the city that you will need a Geneticist in. Select the state and city and you will see a list of Geneticists in your city and state.
Geneticist Related Terms: Genes, chromosomes, DNA, RNA, genetics, genetic code, hereditary, inherit, gene therapy, blood test, urine test, genetic disorders, down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, birth defects, research experiments, dwarfism, gigantism, forensics, forensic DNA, normal cells, abnormal cells, gene swapping, paternity testing.