Hey everyone, first post here. I have this project for my Algebra class in which I have to talk about what I want to do when I'm older. I've put some thought into it, and decided something in Genetics would be a good thing to do the project on, and would be interesting. The big question of the project is: "How much math will be needed to do your carreer?" Can anybody who knows fill me in on this, or give me a site to check out? It's asking stuff like would I use basic algebra skills, calculus, trig, etc., and what would I use them for in the job, like coding DNA or something. I'm not sure exactly where in genetics I want to do the project on, so could you also point a couple of the branches out? Thanks in advance! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

Hi Tall, I'm an evolutionary/conservation geneticist. Although I took 3 semesters calc. and of course algerbra and trig, I only use algerbra in my research. Just basic stuff for making solutions (i.e. look at the use of algerbra in any basic chemistry text). There is a huge area of research in bioinformatics which I suspect will contain a lot of mathematical concepts. Also, genetic analyses use algorithms for phylogenetics that use basic and advanced mathematical concepts. Go to <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=Books> for free access to books on genetic analysis. Also, try looking at a text called "Evolutionary Genetics" by John Maynard Smith. Good Luck

Re: Re: Genetics Job Info Thanks for the info! It helped a lot. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!