A New Biology for the 21st Century: Ensuring the United States Leads the Coming Biology Revolution

A New Biology for the 21st Century: Ensuring the United States Leads the Coming Biology Revolution

By: National Research Council (author), Committee on a New Biology for the 21st Century (author), Division on Earth and Life Studies (author), Board on Life Sciences (author)Paperback

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Now more than ever, biology has the potential to contribute practical solutions to many of the major challenges confronting the United States and the world. A New Biology for the 21st Century recommends that a "New Biology" approach--one that depends on greater integration within biology, and closer collaboration with physical, computational, and earth scientists, mathematicians and engineers--be used to find solutions to four key societal needs: sustainable food production, ecosystem restoration, optimized biofuel production, and improvement in human health. The approach calls for a coordinated effort to leverage resources across the federal, private, and academic sectors to help meet challenges and improve the return on life science research in general.

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Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 Introduction: A Vision of the Future; 4 1: The New Biology's Great Potential; 5 2 How the New Biology Can Address Societal Challenges; 6 3 Why Now?; 7 4 Putting the New Biology to Work; 8 5 Recommendations; 9 References; 10 Appendix A: Statement of Task; 11 Appendix B: Workshop Agenda

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/11/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780309144889
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9780309144889
  • weight: 259
  • ISBN10: 0309144884

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