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Hockfield, president emerita at MIT, is unreservedly optimistic about the future in this data-rich yet accessibly written exploration of potential technological advances stemming from the merging of biology and technology. A fervent proponent of breaking down barriers between academic fields, she describes the research covered in the book as crossing “boundaries between disciplines without any celebration or permission,” which is “critical to the rapid translation of new ideas from the lab to the marketplace.” Hockfield reports on five dramatic innovations that might indeed have transformative impact: using viruses to build better and more environmentally friendly batteries; developing cheap, reusable water purification systems employing naturally occurring proteins; diagnosing and combating cancer with nanoparticles; integrating neurobiological advances with evolving computer technology to build better prostheses for amputees and paralyzed people; and combining genetics with integrated production technology to accelerate new high-yield crop growth. Along the way, Hockfield clearly and concisely details the basics of, respectively, nucleic acids, protein structure and function, oncology, neuroscience, and genetics. Hockfield does a superb job of sharing the excitement and challenges associated with scientific investigation, while making the prospect of an impending “era of unprecedented innovation and prosperity” seem that much more plausible. (May) Reviewed on : 01/17/2019 Release date: 05/07/2019 Genre: Nonfiction Show other formats FORMATS Buy this book Amazon Barnes & Noble IndieBound Zeebra Books Discover what to read next TIP SHEET MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE ADVERTISEMENT About Us| Contact Us| Submission Guidelines| Subscriber Services| Advertising Info| Terms of Use| Privacy Policy| Calls for Info| Editorial Calendar| Archives| Press| FAQ © PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved. News Obituaries Book Deals Financial Reporting Page to Screen Bookselling Awards & Prizes Publisher News Comics Business Deals Shows & Events Cooking People Religion Audio Books Manufacturing Marketing PW Tip Sheet Licensing Book It BookExpo Reviews Fiction Mystery/Thriller Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Romance/Erotica Comics Poetry Inspirational Fiction Nonfiction Lifestyle Religion Children's Web Exclusive BookLife Bestsellers Bio & Autobio Children's Frontlist Fiction Children's Picture Books Comics Fantasy Food & Drink Hardcover Frontlist Fiction Hardcover Frontlist Nonfiction History & Poli-Sci Mass Market Frontlist Mystery Religion Fiction Religion Nonfiction Romance Science Fiction Top 10 Overall Trade Paper Frontlist Children's Authors Book News Industry News Authors Profiles Interviews Why I Write BookLife MFA Announcements Adult Announcements Children's Announcements Religion Listings On-Sale Calendar Galley Talk Digital Devices Copyright Retailing Conferences Content / e-books Apps Digital MarketplaceThe Roundup International Deals News Trade Shows Frankfurt Book Fair London Book Fair New York Rights Fair Translation Database Job ZoneJob Moves Opinion ShelfTalker Soapbox Editorials Common Core Open Book X X Loading...