National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Office of News and Public Information
September 17, 2009

Running Time: 01:06:32
Format: RealAudio (Requires free RealPlayer)

According to a new report from the National Research Council, the emergence of "New Biology" -- where scientists and engineers collaborate on ways to take advantage of dramatic recent advances in biology, such as the ability to sequence entire genomes -- offers an opportunity to solve some of society's most pressing problems. The report recommends a National New Biology Initiative to accelerate such research and apply it to our greatest challenges.



Speakers:
Phillip A. Sharp, Anthony C. Janetos, Keith R. Yamamoto