• anonymous
Some geneticists study the genes that control bone development to try to understand bone growth and find cures for diseases. How is this different from an orthopedist (a doctor who specializes in bones)? The geneticist looks at the symptoms of a disease, and the orthopedist does not. The geneticist works in a hospital, and the orthopedist works in a lab. The geneticist focuses on what causes the disease, and the orthopedist treats the disease. The geneticist deals with patients, and the orthopedist does not.
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  • hlilly2413
Hey sorry I just saw that I was tagged here and that the question is closed. The geneticist is probably working with identification in order to work with preventative care. The doctor will identify the issues physically and treat the patient where as the geneticist will be looking at the biological basis for the issues. The geneticist may be interested in gene therapy or gene replacement if possible, while the doctor works with the patient's physical limitations.

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