When I grow up…
I want to be geneticist! Geneticists study biology and are involved with unlocking secrets about life that have never been discovered. A geneticist is home in a laboratory, and mostly works long hours. They are dedicated to their work, and can spend decades answering only one question at a time about the genome.
It is this dedication that shines the light on most of their profession. Geneticists have an application in several fields and more can be expected as technologically advanced products arrive on the market. Majority of geneticists study diseases, agriculture and crime. Geneticists try to uncover the cause of diseases, birth defects and develop ways to prevent or treat them. I want to be a geneticist because I would like to develop vaccines and medication for diseases and viruses, and become a hero!
What do you want to be when you grow up? Or, if you already are grown up, what would be your dream job?
Image “DNA and twisty green things” by Ethan Hein.