President Barack Obama’s administration rolled out its National Bioeconomy Blueprint detailing measures by which Washington intends to apply biological research innovations toward national challenges that include health, food, energy, and the environment. The Blueprint’s five priorities include supporting “R&D investments that will provide the foundation for the future U.S. bioeconomy,” followed by increasing the focus on translational and regulatory sciences, reforming regulations, updating training programs, and identifying and supporting opportunities for public-private partnerships. What do you make of the Blueprint?

Poll Question:
How helpful do you think the Bioeconomy Blueprint will prove?

Very
18

Somewhat
14

Not Very
17

Undecided
5