Geneticists are interested in how genes affect the formation/development of cells/organisms. For instance, PAR (partitioning defect) genes are important in C. elegans cell polarization. The deletion of PAR2, one of the PAR family genes, in a C. elegans zygote will produce two identical daughter cells instead of two unequal sizes daughter cells (AB and P1 cells).
Here is a list of C. elegans genetics research questions to get you start thinking about research in genetics.
Techniques from cell biology may be used in conjuction with genetic techniques to analyze and understand the consequences of genetic manipulation such as mutagenesis, screen or crosses.
A list of research labs inquiring into genetics phenomena using C. elegans.