Wikipedia:WikiProject Molecular Biology/Genetics

Welcome to the Genetics taskforce of WikiProject Molecular Biology.
If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the talkpage of WikiProject Molecular Biology, the centralized point for discussion, thank you.


Welcome to the Genetics Taskforce! This project aims to organize improvement and maintenance of genetics articles on Wikipedia. If you would like to help, feel free to add yourself to the list of participants. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for the project, please visit the project discussion page.

  • Classical genetics
  • Genetic traits
  • Genomics
  • Molecular genetics
  • Gene regulation
  • Related technologies (e.g. genetic engineering)


WikiProject Genetics collaborates on projects with several academic journals. If you're preparing articles for either of these collaborations and need help or advice from a Wikipedian, reach out to an active taskforce member.

Gene Wiki

The journal Gene publishes review articles on human gene families that are partnered with Wikipedia pages through the Gene Wiki initiative.

PLOS topic pages

The journal PLOS Genetics publishes review articles on core genetics topics that replace existing Wikipedia pages through the Topic Page initiative.

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If you are interested in editing, please help improve these pages! Even if you are new to editing, don't worry about making mistakes. People will be watching and helping as needed.

Barnstars will be available to anyone who completes a major task!

To-do listEdit

  • Nuclear gene (13 daily views) is a high-importance stub. Let's improve it!
  • Over 400 articles have unknown importance. Please use WP:AWB with the Kingbotk plugin or User:Evad37/rater to help assess these articles.
  • As of July 2019, there are more stub articles (1810) than start (1758) articles. Please help us increase our number of start-class articles to be greater than our number of stubs. We are currently 97.13% of the way there!
  • Create missing gene stubs for WP:notable genes using a tool:
    1. Look up the "Gene ID" number on NCBI Gene for a missing gene entry in Homo sapiens
    2. Append that number to (e.g., TAAR9: 134860
    3. Navigate to that url, click "Toggle Stub Code", and copy/paste the output into a new Wikipedia article about the gene

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Project organizationEdit

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There are two lists of project members

You may add yourself and your interests to this manually-updated members list in alphabetical order.
There is also an automatically-updated list of currently active participants.

You're also welcome to add the userbox {{User WikiProject Genetics}} to your userpage.

  • Kep17 - Currently completing an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Imperial.
  • Wilro van Niekerk - Currently studying genetics at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • Sam Mbale - Innovation technology news and Data Science developer using Google Cloud Platform
  • Om.Tem - Doing many researches about genetics. Interested in genetic counselling and medical genetics.
  • Roshni Nair -- Doing high school senior year /interested in genetics and biochemistry.
  • Divya Jyoti Das -- Doing undergraduation from Haldia Institute of Technology /interested in Computer Sciences and bioinformatics.
  • 6th Happiness - General interest, history / classical genetics, animal husbandry, clean up and sourcing
  • Adrian J. Hunter – PhD in molecular genetics, now teaching various genetics courses
  • Allen Gathman -- Doing research in fungal genomics; interested in general improvement of articles for teaching
  • Alexey (talk) - Molecular genetics.
  • Anaisfirewalkwithme (talk) - all things genetic, especially genetic disorders and the use of DNA in criminology
  • AndrewGNF - Gene Wiki project, researcher in genetics and genomics
  • Ano-User (talk) - Population genetics, genetic genealogy, and Human mitochondrial genetics.
  • Apoets - genomics, computational biology, transcription regulation, DNA damage and repair.
  • brodyt66 - currently investigating enhancer structure in Drosophila at NIH, curator of The Interactive Fly, developer of EvoPrinter and cis-Decoder software, Ph.D.
  • Bueller 007 (talk) 04:25, 25 June 2009 (UTC) - evolutionary biology and population genetics
  • Busboy -Genetic inheritance of unique characteristics, genetic mutations, abiogenesis, and evolutionary biology
  • Cdogsimmons (talk) 01:28, 5 June 2008 (UTC) General interest in genetics, epigenetics,
  • User:Dantheman4297 - Bio and Chem student, DNA, mRNA, RNA, Cell division i.e Meiosis and mitosis, Cell biology, enzymes.
  • User:Davy_K1984 - DNA, genomics, bioinformatics, statistical genetics, molecular biology, diabetic nephropathy, Type 1 diabetes, microRNAs.
  • Deefor (Deefor) - General immunology and cancerology aspects.
  • User:DennisPietras- retired reasearcher and teacher of genetics courses from gen ed level to graduate level molecular genetics
  • DoctorDNA (DoctorDNA) - US physician practicing Predictive Medicine along with comprehensive genetic testing and analysis.
  • User:Dogposter- DNA and RNA
  • DSbanker - High school student, science enthusiast. Molecular biology, biochemistry, virology, biotechnology, genetic engineering, anti-pathogenic biotechnology, bioinformatics.
  • El Pollo Diablo - medical genetics, gene transfer, viral vectors, neurodegenerative disorders, Huntingtons disease in particular.
  • ess Currently working in plant genetics; completed undergraduate BS in genetics; additional experience in genomics and biochemistry
  • Sayed Mohd Faiz Haider Rizvi (talk) 12:22, 21 May 2008 (UTC) - Genetics and Bio-Informatics
  • Fiona Nielsen Bioinformatics and clinical genetics
  • Gamer5kos (talk page) - The future possibilities of genetics.
  • Genesmartnoter - Coined the term Slipped-Strand Mispairing
  • Gitana127 (talk) - epigenetics, evolutionary genetics and cancer genetics and genomics
  • Gorton k (talk) - About to become a genetics student, will update Wikipedia as I go. A big fan of model organisms. Go model organisms.
  • Gsimmer - Equine Coat Color Genetics specifically. All things genetics.
  • Gumbacious (talk) 10:47, 22 June 2008 (UTC) Generally interested in genetic engineering, but also genetic inheritance etc.
  • Harsh - Doing B.Sc in Biotechnology. Interested in plant Genetics.
  • harveyjamesm - Recent Biomedical Sciences graduate, recently completed research into mouse models of Crohn's disease.
  • HelenOnline - Genetic genealogy, biogeographical ancestry analysis, forensic DNA analysis.
  • heylizzie - Graduate student in public health genetics
  • Iris-J2 - Researcher in genetic genealogy, Y chromosome and mtDNA phylogeny and population genetics, anthropology and religious studies.
  • Jarretinha - Msc./Ph. D. Biomolecular Physics, scientific researcher at the HCFMUSP, working with theoretical molecular evolution, population genetics and bioinformatics.
  • Jebus989 - Primarily genomics and broader bioinformatics.
  • Kingofaces43 Entomology PhD, background in crop genetics that comes along with a general crop protection background.
  • Knight of Gloucestershire-Interested in genetic engineering.
  • JGDo - Biotechnology and genetic engineering, medical genetics and scientific education.
  • Jminthorne - Structural biology, biochemistry
  • Jtamad - BA biology from the pregenomic error, retired medical journal editor, want to get caught up on genomics. Interested in biocuration.
  • jyaron - Genetics, Cell, and Developmental Biology
  • J. F. Smyth -- Ph.D. student in evolutionary biology. Interested in experimental evolution and ornithology. Specialist in museum science. -currently not 'confirmed' user, but will edit until I can obtain a more official page.
  • LarryBoy79 (talk) - Population Genetics, evolution of mutation rates.
  • L5tardust (talk) - Small non-coding RNAs, transposon silencing.
  • LeeVJ (talk) - A bit of a gnome - also based at wikiproject medicine and Medical Genetics so will try to keep a link open
  • Lemontree96 (talk) - Studying Biochemistry.
  • ŁittleÄlien¹8² (talk\contribs) - Interested in all fields and sub-fields of molecular genetics.
  • Liveste (talk) - Genomics, epigenetics, gene regulation (esp. genomic imprinting). Also protein biology.
  • User:Lunakeet nakeet Interested in pretty much everything genetics related.
  • Madeleine - genomics, technologies, classical genetics, epigenetics
  • Magdalena_ZZ - evolution, genomics, bioinformatics.
  • Maonao - bacterial evolution, bioinformatics
  • Manoj Prajwal - Currently studying the genetics behind ageing. Very interested in understanding the genetic network that governs the process (or rather magic - as I think of it) that is responsible for us being what we are and not a bunch of chemicals floating around somewhere.
  • Mark viking - Human genetics and genomics, statistical genetics, bioinformatics
  • Medical geneticist (talk) - Practicing clinical geneticist (could you guess?), interested in everything related to genetics/epigenetics and genetic diseases, gene therapy, ethical issues related to genetic testing
  • NCurse work - Personalized genetics, biotechnology, genomic medicine.
  • Nerguy
  • Orientalknight (talk page) - uncommon genetic diseases/deforms, behavioural genetics.
  • User:Origamikid (talk) - Uncommon genetic defects/diseases of particular interest.
  • Parashar Dhapola - Interested in molecular genetics, biological shapes, modelling biological processes
  • PLindenbaum - Bioinformatics, genotyping, history of Sciences.
  • Poeticfeelings - edits mainly muscular dystrophy-related articles.
  • PiWi - Biochemistry, molecular biology, protein biosynthesis.
  • Puppysizedellephant - Biology student with an interest in agronomy and genetics, hopefully together.
  • Daniel P - Undergraduate senior working in genetics lab. Interested in population genetics. One more year and then graduate school.
  • Radman622 - General interest in genetics.
  • Rcej (talk) - Interested in articles about inherited metabolic disorders, and autosomal recessive inheritance.
  • Richard001 (talk) - Interested in working on basic genetics articles in the near future
  • Saltwolf ([User talk:Saltwolf|talk]]) - B.Sc. coordinate major in Biochemistry and STS, JD, getting ready to get an MPH
  • Salubrious_Toxin - MD/PhD student, PhD awarded on 4/18/2019 in the genetics of congenital heart defects
  • Sasha l (talk) 15:23, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Scapermoya - studying molecular genetics, currently paramutation in maize
  • Schaeffer, Mary -- MaizeGDB Curator, maize genes, traits, diversity and outreach.
  • MSalem-MTSU -- Aquaculture/fish genomics.
  • Schu1321 - Molecular genetics, medical genetics
  • SherryMarts - Executive Director, Genetics Society of America
  • Silent Mutant - BA in biology, concentrated in molecular genetics, esp. gene regulation & epigenetics.
  • Skittleys - Undergraduate work in bioinformatics (computer and life-science perspectives), genomics, molecular genetics, human genetics and disease, personalized medicine, genetics of psychopathologies; research in neurogenetics, pharmacogenetics.
  • SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  – hominids, felids, caudata, ancestors of domestics generally, albinism and other coloration genetics, taxonomy & nomenclature standards, and system-wide cleanup/consistency.
  • Steve C PhD Genetics, UC Berkeley 1983. Professor of Biology & Human Genetics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Classical, Evolutionary, Population, Molecular Genetics, Genomics, mitochondrial DNA. [1]
  • SteveChervitzTrutane PhD Molecular/Cellular/Developmental biology. Employed in genomics & bioinformatics.
  • Spjelgus - Finishing B.Sc in Molecular Biology
  • StaceyAlx - studying molecular genetics, B.S. in Biotechnology
  • Strathallen - Analytical chemist interested in analysis of small molecules.
  • Teokey -Cell and Molecular Biology
  • User:Tim bates - Behaviour genetics.
  • User:T0mpr1c3 - Behavioral genetics.
  • --TokeTokensen (talk) 00:14, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
  • The Bloody Rose
  • Tyciol I've studied some basic genetics and read Watson's DNA.
  • Vuerqex
  • Whiteknight521 - Molecular genetics & Biomolecular chemistry, mechanisms of regulation and mutation.
  • Ŵïllî§ï$2 (Talk!/Cont.)
  • Wisdom89 - Molecular genetics, signal transduction, molecular biology techniques.
  • Alun - BSc in genetics. No speciality.
  • Lex (talk) - Genetics and biochemistry.
  • Ζρς ι'β' ¡hábleme!
  • Buzz Me... More into Mendelian inheritance but all genetic articles interest me.
  • spu2011 - Forensic DNA and familial DNA database searching.
  • ParinoidMarvin - Graduate student, population genetics. Background in classical genetics, gene expression, gene regulation in adaptation to chronic conditions.
  • Dipti Budhdev - Second Year at CCSF, Major Human Genetics.
  • Suchhie (talk) 07:18, 3 November 2011 (UTC) - Genetics, Bioinformatics
  • Allens (talk) - human & molecular genetics, bioinformatics, evolutionary biology
  • Moxy (talk) 06:19, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Lassefolkersen - Genetics, bioinformatics, cardiovascular disease
  • Zzaffuto118-Behavioral Genetics
  • mchcopl-Student who's learning this stuff Mchcopl (talk) 12:04, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Zynwyx - general genetics
  • sarahj2107 (talk) - Medical and molecular genetics, evolution.
  • Donach - Statistical, Population, Quantitative Genetics ; Biometrics.
  • Mayasutra -- Bioinformatics, Modelling biological systems, Gene expression, GMOs, Disease gene identification.
  • User:Rosieredfield - Genetics, genetics pedagogy, molecular biology, microbial genetics, evolutionary processes, recombination
  • Kholhring Lalchhandama - Molecular evolution, evolutionary theory, human genetics and origin
  • fin3101 - Researching for a PhD in genetic epidemiology
  • Tony Szedlak -- Doing PhD research in theoretical biophysics, focusing on gene signalling models and drug therapies for cancer
  • FreyGod -- Reptile genetic development. Currently working with several species of reptiles developing new mutations that affect appearances such as in patterns and colors.
  • Fletcht91 - Chemist/Biochemist, research technician in plant biology lab
  • User:Forsyth.amber --doing College course work. studying heredity.
  • User:tanyamcamper -- rewriting the Apostatic Selection page for a class
  • WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) -- Conference speaker on human intelligence and behavior genetics topics, updating articles on those topics as my research coincides with Wikipedia involvement.
  • Ddobias (talk) --PhD student in ecology and evolution focusing on population genetics, quantitative genetics, and behavioral genetics.
  • Pavan Halapeti (talk) 12:42, 4 February 2014 (UTC) Just completed Masters in Applied Genetics looking for Ph.D openings
  • Lepidoptera (talk) 21:29, 28 May 2014 (UTC) M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, passionate about personal genomics.
  • Qxukhgiels (talk) 17:40, 11 June 2014 (UTC) Mainly an interest- not my biggest, but associated with other scientific fields I am currently working with.
  • Alistairirvine (talk) 14:04, 25 August 2014 (UTC) Pathogen genetics, genetic interactions
  • User:lauraegarofalo (talk) M.Sc. student in Drosophila developmental genetics and CRISPR gene editing.
  • User:Jackiejwallace - I'm a science enthusiast with a degree in biology. Anything I can do that's easy to start learning how to contribute.
  • aGastya  ✉ Dicere Aliquid :) (studying Biology)
  • Emoneill - PhD in Biology. Professor of Evolution, Genetics, Population Genetics, and Quantitative Genetics Emoneill (talk) 17:44, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  • tgjohnst - B.S. in Computational Biology, Ph.D. in Genetics, interested in genetics, translation, gene regulation, sequencing, and bioinformatics
  • User:Ilikelifesciences --PhD student, interested in genetics, molecular biology, evolution and bioinformatics
  • Yash! - Interested in medical genetics.
  • Mysteriumen -- Student of Pharmacy
  • --Student of Medical science
  • User:Efuhrm - Environmental toxicology PhD student
  • User:mam13ae - B.S. Molecular Biology
  • Sun Sunris (talk) 15:24, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Iamnotabunny (talk) - Just an interest
  • MCy.283

Project historyEdit

The original April 8, 2008 proposal for the project by Madeleine can be found here WikiProject Council/Genetics Proposals.