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.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: A Vision of the Future||9-10|
|1: The New Biology's Great Potential||11-16|
|2 How the New Biology Can Address Societal Challenges||17-38|
|3 Why Now?||39-64|
|4 Putting the New Biology to Work||65-86|
|Appendix A: Statement of Task||95-96|
|Appendix B: Workshop Agenda||97-98|
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