On this anniversary, we should celebrate the incredible advances of the past 10 years, but we should also begin to prepare ourselves for the next decade. No one could have foreseen how far science has progressed. What seemed science fiction is now reality. Yet we now need not only research, but more public and professional education about it, and attention to how it is and should affect our lives. Sputnik prompted the federal government to support not only research, but science education, putting billions of dollars in our educational system.
The science of genetics is evolving more quickly than our understanding of it. We need to strive further to keep up.
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