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The world of genetics is enormous. It touches our every day lives in ways we can't even begin to imagine. Ground-breaking and informative, genetics research provides us with the framework for a better, brighter future. 

Centre for Genetics Research

Genetics Otago is Australasia’s largest centre for advanced, multidisciplinary genetics research, with members at the University of Otago and across New Zealand. We support our members and help them collaborate as they explore this extraordinary field, while fostering public understanding of their groundbreaking research.

Through public events and school visits, we enable community learning and participation in the science of genetics. We also facilitate discussion about how New Zealand should manage the challenges and opportunities arising from our ever increasing knowledge of how genes make life work.

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Studying Genetics at Otago

Genetics is a rapidly progressing science; a central theme of modern biology and an indispensable component of many areas of scientific research.

A degree or qualification in genetics will give you marketable, valuable and desirable work-place skills that complement many aspects of science as well as commerce, law and the humanities.

Study genetics at Otago

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Genetics postgraduate scholarship opportunities available now

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