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Day in the Life Series: Medical Geneticist

March 02, 2015
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Medical Genetics has been evolving in the past couple decades though swift scientific advancement. Dr. Laura Demmer shares the changes that have taken place as a geneticist, as well as the many career paths one can take as a licensed specialist in the field. Becoming a medical geneticist requires a strong curriculum background in science, math, biology and chemistry. In addition, after completing a medical school education, a residency program, fellowships and passing required medical licensing exams, genetics can begin practicing in research facilities as well as standalone practices. The primary role of a geneticist is discovering and providing an in-depth consultation for individuals from the young to the elderly with genetic disorders through series of lab work and DNA testing. Take a peek at a day in the life of a medical geneticist:  
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