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Question about a field of science

  1. Feb 27, 2010 #1
    What exactly does someone who is a genetic engineer do?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 27, 2010 #2
    Potentially lots of different things, depending on how you want to define it, I guess. Things like bioinformatics would be applicable (which, in this context, would involve working with technology to multiply/analyze DNA sequences and interpreting the results with a computer), also genomics and gene therapy (where chosen genes can be transported into an organisms DNA to allow for extra, desired functions).

    These are broad topics, to give a better answer it would help to know: what is the reason/context for/of your interest?
     
  4. Feb 27, 2010 #3
    Manipulating DNA in mice.
     
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