Genetic engineering


Manipulation of the genetic material of an organism using methods that insert new DNA into or remove heritable material from the genome.

Alternative labels

genetic engineering fieldwork
genetic engineering studies
genetic engineering work
genetic engineering research
genetic engineering applications
genetic engineering analysis
engineering genetics
genetic engineering analyses

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Genetic engineering is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Geneticist: Geneticists study and focus their research on genetics. They analyse the fashion in which genes interact, operate, and inherit traits and characteristics. Based on their research, they attend patients with inherited diseases and conditions, congenital malformations, and genetic matters at large.

Optional knowledge

Genetic engineering is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Bioinformatics scientist: Bioinformatics scientists analyse biological processes using computer programmes. They maintain or construct databases containing biological information. Bioinformatics scientists gather and analyse biological data and may also assist scientists in various fields, including in biotechnology and pharmaceutics. They perform scientific research and statistical analyses, and report on their findings. Bioinformatics scientists may also collect DNA samples, discover data patterns and conduct genetic research.
Agronomist: Agronomists provide consulting services to companies, agricultural cooperatives, agronomical crop growers and horticultural crop growers on the cultivation of food crops. They study the science, technology and business related to growing plants. They examine crops and perform experiments in order to improve crop yields and farms’ production. Agronomists also examine the most effective ways to harvest and cultivate plants.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022