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  1. #1 What´s the difference? 
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    In need help with this. What are the differences between Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biological Engineering and Biochemical Engineering?


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    man! I've been wondering the same thing...let me add to your list: Biotechnology and bioinformatics.
    It's really difficult to choose ur field of study since there are just so many different choices!


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    The only thing I can tell you is that Molecular Biology is different from Genetics is different from Biochemistry.
    Whence comes this logic: no evidence = false?

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    I'm not entirely sure about this, but I hope this will answer to your question.

    -Genetics is the study of the DNA and genes.

    -Biochemistry is a mixture of chemistry and biology. It' the studyof the chemical processes and transformations in living organisms.

    -Molecular biology's field ovarlaps genetics and biochemistry. It's the study of biology at the molecular level. (I don't know how it differs from the others.)

    -Chemical biology uses chemistry to the study and manipulation of biological systems.

    -Taken from Wikipedia:
    Biological engineering deals with engineering biological processes in general. It is a broad-based engineering discipline that also may involve product design, sustainability and analysis of biological systems. Generally, bioengineering may deal with either the medical or the agricultural fields (see agricultural engineering).

    -Also from Wikipedia:
    Biochemical engineering is a branch of chemical engineering that mainly deals with the design and construction of unit processes that involve biological organisms or molecules. Biochemical engineering is often taught as a supplementary option to chemical engineering due to the similarities in both the background subject curriculum and problem-solving techniques used by both professions. Its applications are used in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and water treatment industries.
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    they are all very intertwined.
    Stumble on through life.
    Feel free to correct any false information, which unknown to me, may be included in my posts. (also - let this be a disclaimer)
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    The only thing that is different between then is the questions the researchers ask.
    All the thechniques are the same ... essentially.
    It is not so much that I have confidence in scientists being right, but that I have so much in nonscientists being wrong. --- Isaac Asimov
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