The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference Topic Suggestions

The NAKFI Oversight Committee considers many ideas for Futures Initiative topics each year and bases its selection on each topic's potential for engaging researchers at the intersections of science, engineering, and medical research to spark new discoveries. Topics are selected one to two years in advance, and the Oversight Committee will next consider potential topics for the 2013 initiative. Suggestions should be received by August 1, 2011 in order to be considered.

What it is the title of your proposed topic?

Please provide a summary of the proposed topic (500 words or less), including a description of its relevance to science, engineering, and medicine.