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  • Driven by remarkable advances in the understanding of structure and reaction mechanisms, organic synthesis will be increasingly directed to producing bioinspired and newly designed molecules.

    • Paul A. Wender
    • Benjamin L. Miller
  • Insights from evolutionary developmental biology and the mind sciences could change our understanding of the human capacity to think and the ways in which the human mind constrains cultural expressions.

    • Marc D. Hauser
  • The testing of substances for adverse effects on humans and the environment needs a radical overhaul if we are to meet the challenges of ensuring health and safety.

    • Thomas Hartung
  • The use of biomarkers to predict human behaviour and psychiatric disorders raises social and ethical issues, which must be resolved by collaborative efforts.

    • Ilina Singh
    • Nikolas Rose
  • Focusing on information flow will help us to understand better how cells and organisms work.

    • Paul Nurse
    • Philip Campbell
  • As life expectancy increases, a systems-biology approach is needed to ensure that we have a healthy old age.

    • Thomas B. L. Kirkwood
  • Moves by chemists to help computers access the scientific literature have boosted the drive to make scientific information freely available to all.

    • Peter Murray-Rust
  • Researchers must find a sustainable way of providing the power our modern lifestyles demand.

    • M. Armand
    • J.-M. Tarascon
  • The emerging field of circuit quantum electrodynamics could pave the way for the design of practical quantum computers.

    • R. J. Schoelkopf
    • S. M. Girvin