Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Article: Our Biotech Future (an interesting overview of the field, its signifigance, and where its headed)
"It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology. Two facts about the coming century are agreed on by almost everyone. Biology is now bigger than physics, as measured by the size of budgets, by the size of the workforce, or by the output of major discoveries; and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century. Biology is also more important than physics, as measured by its economic consequences, by its ethical implications, or by its effects on human welfare." Read the whole article here: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/20370 Special thanks to Mackenzie Cowell for posting this article.