This year's linkurl:annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology,;http://www.ascb.org/meetings/ the 50th, featured talks and displays marking the last 50 years in the field -- what scientists have learned, overturned, etc.
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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