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Go beyond with genetics…

Explore the origins and mechanics of life. Discover causes of disease and their cures. Solve the problems facing our agriculture and natural heritage. Understand the past. Create a better future. Master the world of genetics…

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Study Genetics at Otago

Studying genetics at the University of Otago immerses you in a fast progressing science and takes you to the frontiers of multiple fields – anatomy, biochemistry, botany, microbiology, pathology, zoology and more.

Explore our unique genetics teaching programme and our exciting postgraduate opportunities.

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Research Genetics at Otago

The University of Otago is unrivalled as a genetics research location. Our expertise reaches across science, health, technology and law, our infrastructure enables world-class research, and our unique and rich natural surrounds inspire novel research and insights. Thriving local agro-science, biotech, conservation and health communities create enterprise and research translation opportunities with global impact.

Discover our world class genetics research.

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Outreach and resources

Public conversations about genetics are more important than ever. Genetics Otago educates communities, promotes discussion, and enables participation in science by our all important future scientists (which can be anyone!).

Read about our outreach programmes and New Zealand’s genetics landscape.

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Genetics in New Zealand

Genetics is working in more places than you think. World leading researchers and businesses are benefiting New Zealand’s health, agriculture, conservation and heritage, within a regulatory framework designed to align this progress with New Zealand’s needs and ethics.

Learn about New Zealand’s genetics landscape