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August 16th, 2007
Where will the jobs be in 2012?
Competitive innovation will produce hot jobs that are hard to imagine now. Synthetic biologists are learning to create organisms to perform specific tasks, said Leroy Hood, president and co-founder of the Seattle-based Institute for Systems Biology. In nanotechnology, systems engineers will fabricate new materials with ideal characteristics at the molecular level, said Frieder Seible, dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California-San Diego, which opened a nanoengineering department in July. Engineers are building robots in new shapes and sizes.
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