And now for the next 50 years...

Check out what attendees of this year's ASCB meeting predict will occur in the next 50 years of biology

Alison McCook
This year's linkurl:annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology,; the 50th, featured talks and displays marking the last 50 years in the field -- what scientists have learned, overturned, etc.
Attendees' predictions
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But tucked away into one part of the Philadelphia Convention Center was a much less polished, but equally interesting display -- a once-blank sheet of paper now filled with handwritten predictions from attendees of what the next 50 years in biology would bring.Some attendees refrained from taking the task too seriously -- such as the entries "Favre retires permanently" (sorry, that's not until 2020-2030), "better salaries for postdocs," and "better security at airports so I don't get felt up."But there were a few honest answers. See below some of what cell biologists expect to witness in the coming decades.2010-2019 Epigenetic cancer drugs Identification of what "junk" DNA does 1 nm resolution light...

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