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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to genetics:

Geneticsscience of genes, heredity, and variation in living organisms.[1][2] Genetics deals with the molecular structure and function of genes, and gene behavior in context of a cell or organism (e.g. dominance and epigenetics), patterns of inheritance from parent to offspring, and gene distribution, variation and change in populations.

Essence of genetics

Main article: Genetics

Branches of genetics

Multi-disciplinary fields that include genetics

History of genetics

Main article: History of genetics

General genetics concepts


Classical geneticists

  • Gregor Mendel
  • Hugo de Vries
  • William Bateson
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan
  • Alfred Sturtevant
  • Ronald Fisher
  • Frederick Griffith
  • Jean Brachet
  • Edward Lawrie Tatum
  • George Wells Beadle

DNA era geneticists

Genomics era geneticists

  • Francis Collins
  • Walter Fiers
  • Eric Lander
  • Kary Banks Mullis
  • Lap-Chee Tsui
  • Frederick Sanger

Genetics-related organizations

  • List of genetics research organizations

See also

  • Outline of biochemistry
  • Outline of biotechnology


  1. (2000) "Genetics and the Organism: Introduction" An Introduction to Genetic Analysis, 7th, New York: W. H. Freeman.
  2. Hartl D, Jones E (2005)

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