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I find myself continually wondering how far man can go in forcing the world to conform to his needs and wants. Perhaps it’s time for man to do the conforming to nature. The study of Biotechnology has far reaching applications in changing man to better fit the world instead of the other way around. Currently biotechnology touches nearly every facet of man’s world, from genetics and the health industry to the production of chemicals and human cloning. I believe that biotechnology is only just beginning to discover ways to improve man’s relationship with his environment, and with my studies in biology, genetics, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, as a part of my career, I feel that the time is right to make a switch in occupations from dentistry to biotechnology.
Since I began my studies, I have always had an interest in trying to find cures for incurable diseases and to find techniques to help those with chronic diseases better cope with the day to day challenges of their disease. I clearly see a path to realizing these dreams armed with a degree in biotechnology. The range of opportunities provided by a degree in biotechnology are mind expanding.
Previously, I have not had the opportunity to follow my dreams until now, having moved to the United States from different dental practices in poorer countries. I wasn’t afforded the availability of the newest technological improvements. Our resources were meager, but my passion to help others with my knowledge remained in my heart.
Since the mapping of the genome is nearly complete, I believe that the science of biotechnology will be the recipient of the vast knowledge discovered there. Many governments have set a high priority on biotechnology research. Biotechnology is set to have a massive impact on virtually all aspects of life in the 21st century, through agriculture, health,…...

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