This illustration accompanies an article published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. It highlights the concept of convergent science—the intersection of  cumulative research (creating complex connections and clinical application by building up simple solutions),  identifying ideas worth pursuing (research that has greatest potential for substantial clinical benefit),  transparent science (open science approaches to enhance reproducibility and reliability),  dark data (tapping into and utilizing unreported, ‘wasted’ data), and  bio-nano standards (big data approaches to discovering patterns).
Frank Caruso, PhD, et al. / The University of Melbourne
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