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A New Biology for the 21st Century by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life

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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

Now greater than ever, biology has the capability to give a contribution sensible recommendations to a few of the significant demanding situations confronting the us and the area. a brand new Biology for the twenty first Century recommends "New Biology" approach--one that is dependent upon higher integration inside biology, and nearer collaboration with actual, computational, and earth scientists, mathematicians and engineers--be used to discover recommendations to 4 key societal wishes: sustainable nutrition construction, atmosphere recovery, optimized biofuel construction, and development in human future health. The process demands a coordinated attempt to leverage assets around the federal, inner most, and educational sectors to aid meet demanding situations and enhance the go back on existence technological know-how learn ordinarily.

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The New Biology Initiative proposed in this report would provide the resources to attract the best minds from across the scientific landscape to the problem, ensure that innovations and advances are swiftly communicated, and provide the tools and technologies needed to succeed. 2). A New Biology Approach to the Health Challenge: Understanding Individual Health The New Biology approach to the environmental challenge aims to make it possible to monitor ecosystem function and restore that function when it is compromised.

Many of the pieces are identified, and some circuits and interactions have been described, but true understanding is still well beyond reach. Combining fundamental knowledge with physical and computational analysis, modeling and engineering, in other words, the New Biology approach, is going to be the only way to bring understanding of these complex networks to a useful level of predictability. Such complex events as how embryos develop or how cells of the immune system differentiate (that is, the actual processes by which an individual’s phenotype––the appearance and characteristics of the individual––come into being) must be viewed from a global yet detailed perspective because they are composed of a collection of molecular mechanisms that include junctions that interconnect vast networks of genes.

2). A New Biology Approach to the Health Challenge: Understanding Individual Health The New Biology approach to the environmental challenge aims to make it possible to monitor ecosystem function and restore that function when it is compromised. The goal of a New Biology approach to health is similar––to make it possible to monitor each individual’s health and treat any malfunction in a manner that is tailored to that individual. In other words, the goal is to provide individually predictive surveillance and care.

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