Committee on a New Biology for the 21st Century: Ensuring the United States Leads the Coming Biology Revolution; National Research Council
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.
Stephanie Joyce, Anne-Marie Mazza, and Steven Kendall, Rapporteurs; Committee on Science, Technology, and Law; Policy and Global Affairs; Board on Life Sciences; Division on Earth and Life Sciences; National Academy of Engineering; National Research Counc
Committee on Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention: An International Workshop; National Research Council; in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, IAP--The Global Network of Science Academies; International
Paula Tarnapol Whitacre, Adam P. Fagen, Jo L. Husbands, and Frances E. Sharples, Editors; Planning Committee on Achieving Research Synergies for Food/Energy/Environment Challenges: A Workshop to Explore the Potential of the "New Biology"; National