Biological sciences will revolutionize mankind, a leading US physicist told a biotechnology conference in Abu Dhabi yesterday.
Michio Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York, made the prediction in a paper called “Advances in the field of Biotechnology.”
The paper was presented at the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research’s eighth annual conference, this year titled “Biotechnology and the Future of Society: Challenges and Opportunities.”
Kaku believes that over the next 20 years scientists working with stem cells could be growing organs such as lungs, muscles, hearts and kidneys, and that people will be able to get their genome on a CD.
If the 20th century was dominated by physics, the 21st will be dominated by biotechnology, he said.