Research in Genetics in Canada
Research opportunities for students studying Genetics.
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Genetics Research Areas and Disciplines
Current basic research in genetics focuses on genetic inheritance and the human genome, mechanisms of genetic and metabolic disorders (eg. liver failure), chromosome studies (eg. Down's Syndrome), and the impacts of genetic testing (eg. ethical issues).
Biotechnology is another field of basic genetics research. Current projects include developing new drugs, improving on animal breeding, and creating genetically-resistant food crops. The creation of genetically-engineered organisms for a variety of uses is also underway in many laboratories: bioremediation (eg. toxic waste metabolizers), immune resistance (eg. laboratory mice), and combating disease (eg. phages).
A large research area is that of population genetics. Studies into human evolution and DNA, and the effects of environmental exposure vs. genetics in health outcomes are currently underway. This is especially relevant in cancer and HIV research.
Clinically, current genetics research focuses on disease mechanisms: how genes cause disease, the interaction between genes and the environment, and genetic engineering to mitigate diseases. Current research is actively seeking to use gene therapy or other new medications to treat specific genetic disorders.
Study and Work in Genetics in Canada
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Genetics Admission Requirements
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Graduate Genetics Admission Requirements
The prerequisites required to become accepted to a graduate and/or postgraduate PhD program in Genetics.
What Genetics Students Learn
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Career and Employment Opportunities in Genetics
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