What does it take to be a genetic engineer?
August 17, 2012 12:09 PM Subscribe
What does it take to be a genetic engineer? The sort that modify gene sequences to make organisms better suited for humanity. Is it possible to be a self taught genetic engineer with textbooks and home made lab equipment without endangering myself? I can spend 10-20 hrs a week on this endeavor. Going to college doesn't seem like a good idea due to my work schedule and because I already have an advanced degree and don't see the appeal.
posted by savitarka to education (26 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I am an EE and have very little non wikipedia based life science learning.