New frontiers in bioscience

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Science  01 Apr 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6281, pp. 11
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf7711

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In 1975, when relatively powerful microprocessors first became available, many young entrepreneurs—including myself—were inspired to create companies, platforms, and programming tools that helped make computing available to everyone. This in turn helped spark the information revolution. Today, thanks to the increasing sophistication, speed, and power of computer modeling and other new tools such as optogenetics and multiple forms of microscopy, we are on the brink of another revolution—this time in bioscience.