“Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy”


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Wednesday February 13, 2013

“Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy”

February 12, 2013,the President Barack Obama mentionned the importance of innovationin the US economy in his State of Union adress:

 

“If we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas. Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy. Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s; developing drugs to regenerate damaged organs; devising new material to make batteries ten times more powerful. Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation. Now is the time to reach a level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race.”



 

 

 

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