Daily Archives: September 28, 2009

A “new biology” for the world’s most pressing problems

Ref: item on MITnews.  An interview with MIT institute Professor Phillip Sharp who recently called for the US to “build upon recent scientific developments” and work towards solving some of the world’s most pressing problems; food, energy, climate and health.

Victoria Henson-Apollonio Senior Scientist and Manager of CAS-IP, spotted the link and made the following comment:

“Agriculture is likely going to get an influx of “new blood”.  Those scientists that have been working in health are going to be looking for conquering new territories.  We should welcome them with open arms.  We are soon going to be in the fast lane and we’ll make lots of technical progress.  We all need to do a better job of translating this into reducing poverty and improving livelihoods in a sustainable way.”