In the early 20th century, our understanding of physics changed rapidly; now our understanding of biology is undergoing a similar rapid shift. Freeman Dyson wrote: "It is likely that biotechnology will dominate our lives and our economic activities during the second half of the twenty-first century, just as computer technology dominated our lives and our economy during the second half of the twentieth ." Recent breakthroughs in biology are largely about informationunderstanding how organisms encode it, store, reproduce, transmit, and express itmapping genomes, editing DNA sequences, mapping cell-signaling pathways. Changes in our understanding of physics, accompanied by rapid industrialization,…
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