New PDF release: A New Biology for the 21st Century

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Life Sciences, Committee on a New Biology for the 21st Century: Ensuring the United States Leads the Coming Biology Revolution

ISBN-10: 0309144884

ISBN-13: 9780309144889

Now greater than ever, biology has the aptitude to give a contribution useful options to the various significant demanding situations confronting the U.S. and the area. a brand new Biology for the twenty first Century recommends "New Biology" approach--one that is determined by higher integration inside of biology, and nearer collaboration with actual, computational, and earth scientists, mathematicians and engineers--be used to discover strategies to 4 key societal wishes: sustainable nutrition construction, atmosphere recovery, optimized biofuel creation, and development in human healthiness. The procedure demands a coordinated attempt to leverage assets around the federal, deepest, and educational sectors to assist meet demanding situations and increase the go back on existence technological know-how examine quite often.

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Html 20 A NEW BIOLOGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY subdisciplines of biology to more problem-focused, collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Each is important, and many, if not most, biologists have feet in both worlds. So if many biologists already practice the New Biology at some level, what is the role of this report? Its role is to bring attention to the remarkable depth and scope of the emerging New Biology that is as yet poorly recognized, inade­ quately supported, and delivering only a fraction of its potential.

What is needed is the New Biology, combining the knowledge base of ecology with those of organismal biology, evolutionary and comparative biology, climatology, hydrology, soil science, and environmental, civil, and systems engineering, through the unifying languages of mathematics, modeling, and computational science. This integration has the potential to generate breakthroughs in our ability to monitor ecosystem function, identify ecosystems at risk, and develop effective interventions to protect and restore ecosystem function.

Continued advances in genotyping (including the same next-generation sequencing methods that are contributing to the revolution in medicine, and the same bioinformatics of genetic association studies used in human ­genomics) and application of novel engineering methods to automatically record the relevant traits of growing plants, will greatly accelerate the process of breeding plants with desired characteristics. Transgenics and Genetic Engineering of Crops The advancement of plant genomics will also allow us to engineer crops in another way.

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