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Today's Great Challenge

David Baltimore, biologist and President
California Institute of Technology

The greatest challenge of the next century may well be for our civilization to come to terms with the new information that will be coming from modern biology. Knowing intimately our genes, being able to manipulate them, knowing how our brain processes information and how it makes conscious decisions are all parts of our future. Using this information to enhance our health and well-being without allowing political forces to use it for destructive, intrusive, or manipulative purposes will be a monumental challenge.

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