Trends in genetics research--prospects for development
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Some aspects of current research are viewed in an attempt to anticipate major trends in the next few years. The observations indicate that geneticists in general are becoming more problem - than organism-oriented and are making more extensive use of interdisciplinary techniques. The techniques and instrumentation available now seem sufficiently powerful to resolve extreme biological details if the geneticist possesses the ingenuity to pose the right questions. There seems to be a shift of concern from analysis to synthesis, and the next decade may be characterized by increased biological rather than molecular approaches, as a better understanding of the architecture of living systems is reached and new types of interactions within cells, tissues and organs are revealed. During this forthcoming period human cellular and subcellular genetics is expected to achieve great prominence.