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…
NOTE: The Genetics office is on the move! From July 2018, we'll be in the Mellor Laboratories building, room G16
Studying Genetics at the University of Otago immerses you in a fast progressing science and takes you to the frontiers of science!
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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.
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!).
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.
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