Bioscience

Bioscience

Arising from its roots in the US, biotechnology today is a global enterprise. Cutting-edge tools are transforming traditional models of drug discovery and development and diagnostic testing. They are enabling the potential for largescale production of renewable fuels, biodegradable materials, safer industrial chemicals, and food crops grown under harsh conditions. The practice of technological innovation in the industrial era – the systematic application of ideas, inventions, and technology to markets, trade, and social systems – is now being joined with the code of life through rapid DNA sequencing and synthesis technologies.