The Century of Biology

The century of biology upon which we are now well embarked is no matter of trivialities. It is a movement of really heroic dimensions, one of the great episodes in man's intellectual history. The scientists who are carrying the movement forward talk in terms of nucleo-proteins, of ultracentrifuges, of biochemical genetics, of electrophoresis, of the electron microscope, of molecular morphology, of radioactive isotopes. But do not be fooled into thinking this is mere gadgetry. This is the dependable way to seek a solution of the cancer and polio problems, the problem of rheumatism and of the heart. This is the knowledge on which we must base our solution of the population and food problems. This is the understanding of life.


A visionary statement.

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 The Molecular Vision of Life : Caltech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Rise of the New Biology
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Kay, Lily E. and Weaver, Warren (1992-12-03), The Molecular Vision of Life : Caltech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Rise of the New Biology, Oxford University Press, Retrieved on 2014-02-07
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