This report addresses a topic of recognized policy concern. To capture the benefits of substantial U.S. investments in biomedical R&D, parallel investments in a wide range of seemingly unrelated disciplines are also required. This report summarizes a major conference that reviewed our nation’s R&D support for biotechnology and information technologies. The volume includes newly commissioned research and makes recommendations and findings concerning the important relationship between information technologies and biotechnology. It emphasizes the fall off in R&D investments needed to sustain the growth of the U.S. economy and to capitalize on the growing investment in biomedicine. It also encourages greater support for inter-disciplinary training to support new areas such as bioinformatics and urges more emphasis on and support for multi-disciplinary research centers.
Table of Contents
|I. Introduction and Overview||21-32|
|II. Issues in Biotechnology and Information Technology||33-50|
|III. Findings and Recommendations||51-70|
|Panel I: Biotechnology and Information Technologies: The Need for a Diversified Federal Research Portfolio||84-97|
|Panel II: A Historical Perspective: Federal Partnerships in Computing and Biotechnology||98-128|
|Panel III: Biotechnology: Needs and Opportunities||129-145|
|Panel IV: Information Technology: New Opportunities—New Needs||146-159|
|Panel V: Capturing New Opportunities||160-172|
|Panel VI: Intellectual Property and the Public Domain: Sectoral Perspectives||173-190|
|V. Research Papers||193-194|
|The Federal Partnership with U.S. Industry in U.S. Computer Research: History and Recent Concerns||195-222|
|Public Research, Patents, and Implications for Industrial R&D in the Drug, Biotechnology, Semiconductor and Computer Industries||223-243|
|Bioinformatics: Emerging Opportunities and Emerging Gaps||244-260|
|Recent Trends in the Federal Funding of Research and Development Related to Health and Information Technology||261-292|
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