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List of famous geneticists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top geneticists in the world? This includes the most prominent geneticists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable geneticists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic geneticists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned geneticists.

This list is made up of famous genetic scientists like George Church and Barbara McClintock.

From reputable, prominent, and well known geneticists to the lesser known geneticists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the geneticist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous geneticists ever?" and "What are the names of famous geneticists?" then you're in the right place. 
James D. Watson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Geneticists
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James Dewey Watson is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick. Watson, Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries ...more

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Age: 89

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Geneticist, Biologist, Physicist, Molecular Biologist, Professor, + more

Credits: The Race for the Double Helix

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George M. Church is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Geneticists
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George Church is professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Computational Genetics. With degrees from Duke University in chemistry and zoology, he co-authored research on 3D-software and RNA structure with Sung-Hou Kim. His Ph.D. from Harvard in biochemistry and ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Geneticist, Chemist, Professor, Researcher

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David Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Geneticists
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David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC OBC is a Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist. Suzuki earned a Ph.D in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961, and was a professor in the genetics department at the University of British Columbia from 1963 until his retirement in 2001. ...more

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Age: 81

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Profession: Geneticist, Television Show Host, Environmentalist, Professor, Author, + more

Credits: The Hottest Show on Earth, Science Magazine, Sanity Clause, The Nature of Things, Just Ask, + more

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Mario Capecchi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Geneticists
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Mario Ramberg Capecchi is an Italian-born American molecular geneticist and a co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering a method to create mice in which a specific gene is turned off, known as knockout mice. He shared the prize with Martin Evans and Oliver Smithies. ...more

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Age: 79

Birthplace: Verona, Italy

Profession: Geneticist, Researcher, Scientist, Molecular Geneticist

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