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Agriculture and Iowa will be at heart of a revolution in life sciences

A revolution is quickly taking shape in life sciences that will create entirely new products and processes to make them, and Iowa farmers and agricultural researchers will be at the heart of the momentous changes, a futurist and leading authority on genomics research said last week during a lecture at Iowa State University (ISU).

"We are moving from a revol­ution in digital code to one in life code, and you are really at ground zero right here," said Juan Enriquez, a futurist, author and managing director of Excel Venture Management, a company that invests in breakthrough life sciences companies. "You are in a great place because this is where the basic life code research is being done."

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