Inmany ways, we are our genes.
Salk, we explain the role of genes in
everything fromhow tumors form to
why certain people are at higher risk
for neurological disorders.
At Salk, we are working to understand
when this biological systembreaks
down. The problem is important
burden of diabetes on society increases.
We are not alone: the human body is
home to trillions of bacteria. At Salk,
we are exploring how this community
of bacteria helps us stay healthy, and
howwemight help it fight disease.
Tomatch human population growth,
world agricultural productionmust
double over the next quarter century.
We study plants so that humans will have
the food, clothing, energy andmedicines
they need now and in the future.
We are entering a new era in
neuroscience where our knowledge
of the brain is beginning tomatch
the urgent need to prevent and treat
diseases of the brain.
We are rapidly demystifying cancers
and leading the search for the next
generation of targeted cancer therapies.
We see a future where every cancer
and every patient has a cure.
In the last fewmonths,
Salk scientists have had
published in top journals
and covered in notable
media outlets. Read on
to learn more.
2 INSIDE SALK