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The Future of Science


Science: The Promise

Significant advances in science over the last decade have increased our understanding of the complex systems that make up the human body.

Test tubes are being replaced by sophisticated technologies that allow scientists to model complex systems in order to identify preventive and therapeutic treatments for disease. Traditional lab techniques are being enhanced with advanced technological tools and it is easy to envision the labs of tomorrow that will be exclusively "silicon-based".

This is largely driven by a growing awareness among scientists that to understand cells and cellular systems requires viewing them as information processing systems. This is a potential starting point for fundamental new developments in biology, biotechnology and medicine.

Technology in the lab will accelerate key breakthroughs in science and benefits to society, from understanding biology and revolutionizing medicine and healthcare, and from understanding the universe to understanding and helping to protect the life-support systems of Earth on which we all depend for our survival.

Technological developments is not only a potential starting point for fundamental new developments in biology, biotechnology and medicine, but also for potentially profound developments in the future of computing.

Big challenges for future computing systems have elegant analogies and solutions in biology, such as the development and evolution of complex systems, resilience and fault tolerance, and adaptation and learning. New levels of understanding and knowledge about biological processes and systems will underpin the new building blocks of the next century of computing.

Recombinant DNA technology has been the backbone of biotechnology's blockbuster drug success. While scientists continue to refine the techniques of recombinant DNA, new methods are also being developed that hold promise for second- and third-generation biotechnology products.

In the last several years, there has been explosive growth in our understanding of the processes of cellular growth and differentiation. Science hopes these advances will yield new products for the treatment of a variety of diseases. In addition, scientific knowledge of protein and DNA structure has expanded, creating new classes of therapeutic molecules with unique capabilities.

Silicon Genomics is developing revolutionary computing tools that will define a roadmap towards insilico science. We strive to serve the scientific community and society by providing innovative technologies that aid researchers in transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health or even save lives.

However, we compete against time to rapidly achieve high quality results and cannot be lulled into complacency by previous achievements. Silicon Genomics is committed to continuing the rapid evolution of NeuroGen with a mindset that the best is never good enough when it comes to developing the tools to facilitate the development of life-saving human therapeutics.