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Qustion: Can Molecular Biologists Administer Genetic Drugs..

Postby entity101 » Sat Jul 16, 2005 2:00 pm

Qustion: Can Molecular Biologists Administer Genetic Drugs/Gene Therapy for his job/for someone his company assigns him to, or some one off the street with consent/signed conditions (like if I opened my own clinic, is what I mean, in regards to the replies to this)
I am think of doing a molecular biology course and wanted to know the answer, perhaps another courses would be more what I want to do because I want to do this.

If the answer is “not really” if any one has any ideas of the sort of line I should get in to please suggest them
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Postby canalon » Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:45 pm

Administering drugs, obtain from molecular biology or any other source is teh privilege of doctors (Medicine). Molecular biologist could be MD/PhD and do both, and that is probably for the best in this case, but indeed the separation between medicine and research is not always bad, at least from an ethical point of view:
MD are supposed to have patients well being as prime interest
Researchers focus on science

Mixing both is good, but sometimes lead to ethical problems.
To be honest I do not really understand your ambitions for just treating persons? If you like using needles be a nurse! Be a molecular Doctor if you like to treat people (and that does not mean forcing weird drugs into whoever you fell like!), and be a Biologist if you like research, you'll have some lab rats to play with...

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Postby Jelanen » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:01 pm

Administering drugs, obtain from molecular biology or any other source is teh privilege of doctors


Privilige my eye. Dealing with the public off the street is a curse. Bacteria and yeast don't whine and talk back and they sure as heck aren't non-compliant with their meds. Heck with that...

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Postby canalon » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:07 pm

Jelanen wrote:Privilige my eye. Dealing with the public off the street is a curse. Bacteria and yeast don't whine and talk back and they sure as heck aren't non-compliant with their meds. Heck with that...


Right, I am the lucky one :wink:
By using privilege, i wanted to say that they are the only one legally authorized to give/prescribe/administer drugs.

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Postby Jelanen » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:16 pm

I know what you meant. I was being a smart-alek. You and me both on the benefit thing...
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