Scientists have not found one master alcoholism gene in DNA but rather several that may affect a person's susceptibility.
Jo Newton tells us about her research in Livestock Genetics, how she got involved with agriculture, and how she's helping the farmers who gave her a start.
The former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute describes how researchers compare DNA sequences to pinpoint which genes cause which diseases.
Dr. Rick Kittles, Co-founder and Scientific Director of AfricanAncestry.com, explains his work as a geneticist at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Matias Kirst, an associate professor in quantitative genetics at the University of Florida, discusses how his experiences and joy outside and in woodlands as a child influenced his decision to become a plant geneticist and focus on forest research at UF.
What's it like to study genetics and be a geneticist? What are the career options, training paths, typical settings, what do medical geneticists do, what is a typical day like, the lifestyle aspects of and many rewards of this fascinating and flexible career path.