Transforming Glycoscience: A Roadmap for the Future
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Transforming Glycoscience:
A Roadmap for the Future
(2012)
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A new focus on glycoscience, a field that explores the structures and functions of sugars, promises great advances in areas as diverse as medicine, energy generation, and materials science, this report finds. Glycans--also known as carbohydrates, saccharides, or simply as sugars--play central roles in many biological processes and have properties useful in an array of applications. However, glycans have received little attention from the research community due to a lack of tools to probe their often complex structures and properties.

Transforming Glycoscience: A Roadmap for the Future presents a roadmap for transforming glycoscience from a field dominated by specialists to a widely studied and integrated discipline, which could lead to a more complete understanding of glycans and help solve key challenges in diverse fields.

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  • Biology and Life Sciences — Biotechnology

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191 pages | 6 x 9
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ISBN: 978-0-309-26083-1
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National Research Council. Transforming Glycoscience: A Roadmap for the Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2012.

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