EDITORIAL

Transcending boundaries

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Science  08 Feb 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6427, pp. 563
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw8238

Summary

Next week in Washington, DC, the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, the publisher of Science) will celebrate science and explore many daunting global challenges. The meeting's theme—Science Transcending Boundaries—considers how science can bring together people, ideas, and solutions from across real and artificial borders, disciplines, sectors, ideologies, and traditions. Today's rapidly changing social and scientific terrain demands thinking and acting in new ways. The scientific community must evolve to meet new realities if it is to continue its path of growth and progress and address the world's most pressing problems.