University Of Johannesburg Faculty of Science Department of Biochemistry
The modern history of the human race is full of remarkable and admirable (and some not so admirable) achievements in the areas of science, engineering, medicine, agriculture, communications, space exploration, social progress, economics, and the arts. The future will certainly record many more. However, of all the progress that is anticipated, the greatest impact may result from the quest to learn how a living organism operates in terms of the molecules that compose it, and then to manipulate the molecules and thus manipulate the organism. A profound statement to say the least, but yet this is the real prospect for the future. The core of this quest is biochemical knowledge.
R C Bohinsky