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December 1967

Molecular Biology Among the Neurosciences

Author Affiliations

Cambridge, Mass
From the Department of Biology (Cambridge), and Neurosciences Research Program (Brookline), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts.

Arch Neurol. 1967;17(6):561-572. doi:10.1001/archneur.1967.00470300003001

Proceedings of the National Conference on Education in the Neurological Sciences, White Sulphur Springs, WVa, Nov 13-16, 1966 (Concluded)

Many great discoveries about nature have been made in this century, indeed in the present generation, about the atom and its application in war and peace; about the cosmic environment and man's ability to adapt to outer space; about molecular biology and the ability of giant macromolecules to encode, transcribe, and translate genetic information. These discoveries have had a powerful impact on man's way of life and on his concept of his potentialities when great scientific discoveries are implemented by immense technologic and economic capabilities. The tempo of really significant new discovery and the prompt utilization of discoveries for practical purposes have been so accelerated that it is now necessary that the President of the United States be advised by a top-level Office of Science and Technology, and there