Gene therapy expert
The profession appears after 2020
Specialist in genome programming to predetermined parameters. Gene therapy (alteration of the human genetic apparatus to fight diseases) has been growing at an incredible pace in the past decade. While the method is mostly tested on animals, there have been cases of successful application of gene therapy on human patients. For example, in 2014, Great Britain announced that 6 patients suffering from choroideremia (hereditary genetic disease, still incurable and causes blindness) experienced eyesight improvement through the course of gene therapy. This is, however, only the first step. The next step is to modify the genome. There has already been an experiment to change two monkey genes.
Professional skills and abilities
Systems thinking (ability to define and work with complex systems, including system engineering).
Multilingual and multicultural abilities (fluent English and knowledge of a second foreign language, understanding of the national and cultural context of partner countries, and understanding of job specifics in foreign industries).
Programming IT solutions / Managing complex automated systems / Dealing with artificial intelligence.