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Author Topic: Is working as a biotechnologist a rubbish job compared to biomedical scientist?  (Read 3802 times)

cat_with_no_eyes

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I've heard biotechnologists work developing soap powders, useless stuff like that. Is biomedical science much broader and better?


 

Offline Variola

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Ummmmm well I guess it depends on what grabs your interest. Engineering organisms can be thoroughly interesting process.

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I started of doing biomed, then switched to biotech. I wouldnt want to work in a micro lab, doctors calling and screaming down the phone, "where my results!". All those smelly samples, etc. Histo and haem aint fun either.

Genome science is far more interesting, and as the cost of sequencing drops, we'll see whole new areas of medicine opening up, far more interesting. I can't wait till the second 'Genesis' as well, artificial life. Industrialization on steroids.
 

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Biomed courses do have a large genomics component to them though, it is just for working in the NHS, plus you get to study the more clinical side to it too.

I am with you on the genetics though, as you say the sequencing costs are dropping, and more deep sequencing being done which is making headway.
 

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