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2008 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Transcript

This is just one question from an archive of the National DNA Day Moderated Chat held in April 2008. The NHGRI Director and many genomics experts from across NHGRI took questions from students, teachers and the general public on topics ranging from basic genomic research, to the genetic basis of disease, to ethical questions about genetic privacy.

Would majoring in something like biomedical science be helpful when pursuing a career in biotech? [kortney]
     Shawn Burgess, Ph.D.: Studying developmental processes and their relation to human genetic disease. Yes biomedical science degrees would be helpful. Other areas that could be equally or even more valuable (because fewer individuals come with these skills) are chemistry or computer training.
Rock Canyon High School in CO (10th grade student)

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