President Biden's 5 Science Priorities

Below are excerpts of the 5 questions, from President Biden's letter to Dr. Eric Lander,…

1. What can we learn from the pandemic about what is possible—or what ought to be possible— to address the widest range of needs related to our public health?

2. How can breakthroughs in science and technology create powerful new solutions to address climate change—propelling market-driven change, jump-starting economic growth, improving health, and growing jobs, especially in communities that have been left behind?

3. How can the United States ensure that it is the world leader in the technologies and industries of the future that will be critical to our economic prosperity and national security, especially in competition with China? From artificial intelligence to synthetic biology, new technologies are emerging in increasingly rapid cycles that promise to transform our lives. Each arrives with a distinct set of promises and challenges—and each carries the capacity to dramatically impact job creation, equity, and national security.

4. How can we guarantee that the fruits of science and technology are fully shared across America and among all Americans? The benefits of science and technology remain unevenly distributed across racial, gender, economic, and geographic lines. How can we ensure that Americans of all backgrounds are drawn into both the creation and the rewards of science and technology?

5. How can we ensure the long-term health of science and technology in our nation?


President Biden's Executive Orders Relevant to the MSM Consortium:

National Security Directive on United States Global Leadership to Strengthen the International COVID-19 Response and to Advance Global Health Security and Biological Preparedness

Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government

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