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A New Biology for the 21st Century

Ensuring the United States Leads the Coming Biology Revolution


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-14488-9ISBN-10: 0-309-14488-4
Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.


Integration of the biological sciences with physical and computational sciences, mathematics, and engineering promises to build a wider biological enterprise with the scope and expertise to address a broad range of scientific and societal problems. The following chapters will discuss why the life sciences are poised to tackle major challenges of the 21st century, describe why we reside at such an exceptional moment for the life sciences, and finally, provide recommendations for shaping investment in life science research.