Future Visions

How will genetics change our lives? TIME invited a panel of scientists and science writers to close their eyes and imagine the world 50 years from now. This is what they see

JAMES WATSON President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Francis Crick and I brought together chemistry and biology. The next century will bring together biology and psychology. In the past, I never wanted to learn psychology because I didn't think its proponents had a solid basis for what they claimed. Now we're going to begin to understand behavior from a genetic point of view.

The biggest medical dilemma facing most humans may soon be our masses of fat. One would hope that as we begin to dissect hunger at the molecular level, we can control our weight with safe pills rather than will....

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