A Boeing engineer tells me that a modern airplane has about 10,000 sensors constantly recording information, not only to inform pilots about the plane's performance but also to forecast mechanical problems that can be corrected during routine maintenance.
Complex systems beg simplification.
A new scientific field is being born, one that seeks to understand which organisms have subjective states, what purpose theymight serve, and how distinct states of consciousness come about.
Cultivating scientific leaders is a bit like drug discovery.
The first statement that usually accompanies a talk or journal article on cellular biology is usually something like, "Life is complicated."
Faith in the promise of pharmacogenomics has changed the plan for primary healthcare.
A global effort is underway to determine whether embryonic stem cells can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and Parkinson disease.
Nearly two decades ago, Paul H. Silverman testified before Congress to advocate the Human Genome Project.
Cells are a riot of activity.
Experimental biologists today sit at the edge of enormous bodies of information.