The Future Postponed

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mgsq PLANT SCIENCES

by Mary Gehring

“Growing more food, and more nutritious food, for a hungry world is again an urgent¬†challenge. Productivity needs to increase by at least 50 percent.”

cksqINFECTIOUS DISEASE

by Chris A. Kaiser

“The ability to understand and manipulate the basic molecular constituents of living things has created an extraordinary opportunity to improve human health.”

tgsqSPACE EXPLORATION

by Timothy Grove

“Is there life on other earth-like planets? What exactly are ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ and how have they shaped the universe? Only research in space can answer such questions.”