Geneticist Construction

I. A. The construction of a geneticist follows a difficult path of education,
preparation, and hard work. B. Genetic Engineering C. Scope 1- accomplishments

2- job description 3- education 4- opportunities 5- future 6- (interview) -

Personal insight - Attraction to job II. Background III. Accomplishments IV. Job

Description & Opportunities V. Education & salary VI. Interview
-Attraction, Personal Insight -Future VII. Conclusion- Why I would or wouldn’t
be a genetic engineer? The Construction of a Geneticist The construction of a
geneticist is a person that follows a difficult path of education, preparation,
and hard work. Geneticists along with all branches of Genetic Engineering have
grown in numbers and importance over the last hundred years. Geneticists have
accomplished things that Isaac Asimov and authors like him only dreamed about.

What was science fiction then is science fact now, the cycle continues through
this day. (Facklam 16) The genetic field will continue to grow until every
aspect of life is perfect, but that will take quite a while. Career

Opportunities in Genetics are everywhere within the biological community. They
may work in colleges and universities, research institutions, medical
institution, and commercial enterprises of many kinds. Every work environment is
unique, and categorizes overlap-but certain general trends exist. (Career

Opportunities in Genetics 9) Genetic Engineering has a long past and an even
longer future, however, to enter the field a person must have a strong
background in sciences and intensive training. Despite the controversy of

Genetics, Courtney Sailes of the Genentech Inc. has accomplished such training.

He is working in the biochemistry division and has an important impact people
across the world. Gregor Mendel is known as the father of Modern Genetics,
however he was not the start of the long chain of genetic engineers. (Microsoft

Encarta 98) Genetic engineers can be traced back to 6000 BC when Yeast was used
to make beer by Sumerians and Babylonians. Before that the domestication of
animals was the most complex example of genetic engineering. Today’s
geneticists still work with animals and plants, however, instead of just
studying them, they can create them. Geneticists also try to perfect and alter
deficiencies to help solve problems in today’s world. Geneticists’ creation
of bigger fruit, vegetables and vaccinations help people live everyday. Genetic

Engineering may one day eliminate horrible genetic defects. (Facklam 79) Genetic

Engineering is a science that can alter the ways in which we live, but not with
out social and legal problems to solve as we go along. (Facklam sleeve) The
discovery of the structure of DNA resulted in an explosion of research in
molecular biology and genetics, paving the way for the biotechnology revolution.

Genetic engineering became a reality when a man-made gene was used to
manufacture a human protein in bacteria for the first time. Biotech companies
and universities were off to the races, and the world will never be the same
again. (Biotechnology Timeline 1977- Present) Accomplishments done in part of
genetic engineering have made the earth a better and safer place to live.

Hybridization of rice and wheat has increased food output by more than 100%.
(Encarta 98) Geneticist across the world are attempting to stop the spread of
deadly cells strains, if there is a virus or bacteria there is a cure and a way
to stop it. The vaccination of polio, the cure for leprosy, and small pox all
are possible due to the minds and wills of genetic engineers. On July 25, 1979,

Louise Brown became the world’s first test-tube-baby, hailed by many as a
biological breakthrough and condemned by other as a way for man to control and
manipulate life. (Facklam 87) The cloning of Dolly, the lamb, and other animals
allows scientist to research cures for illness with little deviation in
subjects. Almost all breakthroughs in the medical research field are directly
related to genetic engineering. Geneticist play an important role in everything
around us, they give us more than just better creations they give us a better
understanding of life as we know it (C.O. in G. 14), Geneticist is just a
general title given to several occupations. Each specific occupation consists of
it’s own environment, but share many common traits. Population Biology,

Population Genetics, Evolution, Evolutionary Genetics, Sociology, Molecular

Biology, Molecular Genetics, Agriculture, Plant Genetics, Biochemistry,

Biochemical Genetics, Cytogenetics, Cytology, Medicine, Medical Genetics, Law,

Neurobiology, Behavioral Genetics, Development Genetics, and Development Biology
are such specifications. (1) Many geneticists work in academic institutions in
biological sciences departments, they divide their time into teaching and
research. These geneticist joined by their students, often strive for the same
discovery as part of the curriculum. Generally the research goal