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Career Questions tagged Genetics

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Kundan Kumar Nov 22 55 views

I am in final year of my bachelor's in Biotechnology. Am I eligible to apply to MS in Genetic Counseling in USA?

I have seen some people comment that we need a medical background to enter into Genetic Counseling. Is it true?

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Lydia Oct 02 110 views

How do I shadow genetics counselors?

I am two years post undergrad and have been working in patient care since graduation. I am looking into getting my masters in genetics counseling. I want to make sure the career is right for me and get some experience before applying, any advice?

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Susan Oct 01 79 views

What is biology ?

What is biology? And how can biology help me in everyday life ? And why do i need biology?

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Marissa Sep 27 132 views

Does anyone know of any genetic counseling shadowing or internship opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area?

I'm a junior biology major and am hoping to apply to grad school next year.

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Katie Jul 31 167 views

Does genetic counseling involve more math or writing in addition to biology and genetics?

I have better math skills than writing skills so I was wondering how well a genetic counselor career would work for me.

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Dani May 23 104 views

What does a typical workday look like for a Bioinformatician or a Statistical Geneticist?

Im looking to get my masters in bioinformatics and I want to make sure it’s going to be the right career choice for me. I currently have a background in medical laboratory science, working both in clinical labs and pharmaceutical labs.

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anai May 19 149 views

My name is Anai , I am a current high school student. I am conducting an interview with any Genetic Counselor for a FAH class project about careers. I have created a total of 13 questions. Thank you.

1. What profession did you choose?Why? 2. How many years of college did you need to go through? 3. What jobs did you work before you landed your present professional job? 4. How can I decide if I should earn a Ph.D. in this field? 5. Were you in a college program? 6. Did you have to pivot...

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Rena Apr 07 254 views

What is it like to become a gene counselor and can you do research along the side?

After becoming a genetic counselor, do most get there Ph.D after?

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Meghana Nov 24, 2022 504 views

What is the career path to become a geneticist? How long does it typically take after high school?

Genetics is a very fascinating and growing field, so I want explore my career options, especially in research.

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Karen Jul 18, 2022 403 views

How to choose which school to apply to?

I would love some advice on program selection and enhancing a resume

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Lynae Aug 04, 2021 590 views

College biology student with too many career options

I am entering my junior year of college and do not know how to choose a career. I am a biology major with many interests and career options like optometry, genetic counseling, research, and college professor. I have shadowed an optometrist (a career I have been interested in for a long time)...

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tony Mar 18, 2021 463 views

how to become a manufactoror

#technical #genetics #teach #manufacturing

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ilianny Feb 24, 2021 483 views

I want a career with genetic invovled and i need help finding narrowing down the list.

Hi my name is ilianny. i am a junior in high school in lynn Massachusetts. i always wanted to be a geneticist but i dont know what majors i have to take in order to purse that career. i also love forensics. i need help figuring out what colleges are good for this career and what maajors and...

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Tanish Feb 18, 2021 820 views

How does CRISPR work?

I am a tenth grade student interested in learning more about gene expression and modification as well as protein synthesis.
#genetics #CRISPR #biology #molecular biology

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Alacia Feb 08, 2021 621 views

Genetic Counseling

I'm a high school junior and currently interested in health, more specifically genetics. I've looked at genetic counseling and completing the AP science courses available at my school. What can I do to improve my portfolio and what would my pathway be to become a genetic counselor? #school...

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Samyukta Jul 30, 2020 499 views

What are some careers related to genetics?

I find myself drawn to genetics. In case I want to pursue a career in genetics, what all options lie before me?
#medicine #biology #genetics #career-choice

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Hailey Nov 13, 2019 1147 views

What is the most rewarding part of being a genetic counselor?

#psychology #counseling #genetic-counseling #genetics

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Hailey Nov 13, 2019 673 views

What is the most difficult part of being a genetic counselor?

#psychology #counseling #clinical-psychology #genetics #genetic-counseling

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Monica Sep 27, 2018 741 views

What degree is more helpful between biochemistry, molecular biology, or microbiology?

I am a currently biochemistry student and I am very indecisive in my career path. I want to ultimately research and help in the process of creating medicines and treatments to disorders, but I also want to study genetics and cancer stem research. So, I have decided to either undertake a minor...

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Monica Sep 27, 2018 664 views

Would it be more beneficial to obtain a minor or double major?

I am a currently biochemistry student and I am very indecisive in my career path. I want to ultimately research and help in the process of creating medicines and treatments to disorders, but I also want to study genetics and cancer stem research. So, I have decided to either undertake a minor...

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Phoebe Mar 24, 2018 639 views

Will genetic modifications be considered ethical when I graduate?

I hope to be a human medical geneticist, and help treat or prevent genetic disorders, but many people view it unethical. #genetics

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Isobel Mar 20, 2018 1786 views

What is the hardest part of being a Genetics Counselor?

I've been doing some research into the career of a Genetics Counselor, and I've become quite interested in what the job has to offer. However, in an ordinary day, with any amount of patients, I can't imagine what obstacles may come up. With all that goes on in a day, what is the hardest part of...

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Isobel Mar 20, 2018 463 views

What does a day in the life of a Genetics Counselor generally look like?

Over the years, I've found that I have a knack and a keen interest in Biology, or more specifically, genetics. Recently I've been looking into the career of a Genetics Counselor, and even though I've done some research, what I've found doesn't really tell me a lot about what a Genetics...

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Laura Mar 16, 2018 704 views

Will the field of genetics be detrimental to my personal beliefs?

I am planning to pursue a #STEM degree in either #genetics or #molecular-biology, but I am afraid that my field will be filled with people who are actively trying to cure #autism which is not something that can be cured, but is just a different mind type with a wide range of symptoms and...

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Lily Jan 20, 2018 734 views

Where are the best places for conducting scientific research?

I hope to enter the field (likely along the lines of genetic or cellular/molecular biology research) after college; however, I know that tons of others are hoping to do the same. I have also heard that scientific research is being less and less funded in the United States. With that reality...

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Laith Jan 17, 2018 883 views

Does Bioinformatics cover more computer science than genetics.

I have a passion for both computer programming and genetics and I am not sure if I should major in one or the other. Does Bioinformatics concentrate more on Computer programming than on genetics?

#bioinformatics #computer-science #genetics #major

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Jada Jan 17, 2018 926 views

Is there a profession out there that's an equal balance between creative writing/publishing and biomedical science?

I am torn between majoring in English and Biomedical Science/Engineering. I love to write stories and strive to become an editor for a publishing company/fiction author or screenwriter, but I also love genetics and would love to be a genetic engineer and researcher (see the details from my...

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Jada Jan 17, 2018 712 views

Are there any outlets for socialization or working with people in the fields of genetics/biomedical science?

I'm in love with biomedical engineering and genetics/genomics, but I also tend to be a social butterfly. I'm concerned that the constant lab work and studies will keep me from interacting with people and forming stable workplace relationships. My parents have suggested the profession of genetic...

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Samara Jan 16, 2018 661 views

What careers are there involving genetics?

I am a high school senior wanting to pursue a career in biology, involving genetics, but I don't have a good idea to what careers are out there. Are there any good career opportunities out there for someone who is interested in genetics?
#medicine #genetics #career-advice #biology

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Alexis Jan 15, 2018 577 views

What innovations can be done in genetic testing that will potentially further cancer research or a cure to cancer?

Over the past two years I've learned that it is possible to manipulate the microbiome of a child as well as its genetic traits. Throughout my research no one has raised the question of if it is possible to remove a cancerous gene or monitor it once it could possibly be discovered through...