Human/Medical Genetics Studies is a major program that focuses on the scientific study of human genetics from the standpoint of medical applications such as clinical diagnosis, genetic engineering and therapy, transplantation, and the study of genetic diseases and disabilities and their defense.
A major program in Human/Medical Genetics Studies will likely include instruction in human molecular genetics; genetic factors causing disease; changes in gene expression during development, differentiation, and pathogenesis; recombinant DNA; gene therapy; clinical genetics; genetic epidemiology; immunogenetics; cytogenetics; and genetics of specific disorders and diseases.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Human/Medical Genetics Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Human/Medical Genetics Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Human/Medical Genetics Studies?
With a degree in Human/Medical Genetics Studies, you would be well served career-wise to make yourself available to biotechnology companies. Some of the career options you will have include pharmaceutical chemist; genetics lab technician; drug discovery engineer; bioanalytical chemist; biotech manufacturing engineer; licensing executive; and biotech marketing professional.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Human/Medical Genetics Studies:
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Society of Human Genetics
- American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
- Genetics Society of America
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