Genetic Engineering Admissions
Genetic Engineering (GE) is a highly complicated and advanced branch of science which involves a wide range of techniques used in changing the genetic material in the DNA code in a living organism. 'Genetic Engineering' means the deliberate modification of the characters of an organism by the manipulation of its genetic material. Genetic engineering comes under the broad heading of Biotechnology but it intersects frequently with many of the life sciences and is strongly linked with the study of information systems.There is a great scope in this field as the demand for genetic engineers are growing in India as well as abroad.Genetic engineering aims to re-arrange the sequence of DNA in gene using artificial methods. The work of a genetic engineer involves extracting the DNA out of one organism, changing it using chemicals or radiation and subsequently putting it back into the same or a different organism. For eg: genes and segments of DNA from one species is taken and put into another species. .Examples of genetically engineered
(transgenic) organisms currently on the market include plants with resistance to some insects, plants that can tolerate herbicides, and
crops with modified oil content.They also study how traits and characteristics are transmitted through the generations, and how genetic
disorders are caused. Their research involves researching the causes
and discovering potential cures if any.
How is genetic engineering done?
Genetic engineering, also called transformation, works by physically removing a gene from one organism and inserting it into another,
giving it the ability to express the trait encoded by that gene. It is like taking a single recipe out of a cookbook and placing it into
Do I Want to Be a Genetic Engineer?
As a genetic engineer, you'll alter genes in order to improve the biological capabilities of humans, plants and animals. In this field, your main goal is to help people lead quality lives. As a gene therapist, you'll treat human patients with genetic illnesses. Otherwise,you might work in a non-medical environment as a biochemist or biophysicist, exploring living organisms such as plants used as food crops. Your work will involve handling harmful organisms and toxins. You'll typically work full-time with a consistent schedule.
Job Prospects and Career Options
There is an increasing demand for genetic engineers in India as well as abroad. Genetic engineers are mainly absorbed in medical and
pharmaceutical industries, the agricultural sector, and the research and development departments of the government and private sectors.
They can also take up teaching as an option.Genetic engineering involves developing hybrid varieties of plants, making a plant disease
resistant by transferring genes from a plant that already has the characteristic, introducing Genetically Modified foods by changing the
colour, size, texture of the produce of plants such as fruits and vegetables. GE in humans can be to correct severe hereditary defects by
introducing normal genes into cells in place of missing or defective ones. A team headed by Ian Wilmut and his colleagues at the Roslin
Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland made history when they produced a lamp named Dolly, an exact genetic copy or clone of a sheep.This
landmark discovery of the regeneration of an exact replica of a whole animal by transferring nuclei from the cells of that animal to unfertilized
eggs of another animal, without the help of a male counterpart, has given researches a wide area open to be discovered. With this discovery,
genetic engineering has become globally recognized.
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