The Committee believes that if the government, in partnership with industry, universities, and nonprofit research institutes, adopts these recommendations, the nation will experience greater progress in the research that underlies innovation. This progress will occur not only in the fields of biotechnology and information technology, but in other fields as well, because of the interconnectedness of scientific knowledge. The Committee believes that, in addition to changes in the organization of research, the nation must provide greater support for research across a broad portfolio of fields and disciplines in order to capitalize effectively on existing research investments and to ensure continued benefits for future generations.

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