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Life sciences, engineering, physical sciences intersect as third biomed revolution

By Nuala Moran
Staff Writer

Thursday, February 13, 2014
CHICAGO – A third biomedical revolution is on the way, in the form of a convergence of life sciences with engineering and physical sciences. This will drive a more rapid translation of research, bringing forward the innovation needed to address challenges ranging from affordable health care to climate change, Nobel Laureate and a founding father of the biotech industry, Phillip Sharp, told the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting (AAAS) meeting as it got under way in Chicago on Thursday. There is “an unappreciated need” for further investment in life sciences at the interface of engineering, physical and computational science, Sharp said.

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