What is the role of applied and basic research in science?

In science, any new discoveries contribute to the elimination of previous misconceptions and indicate new relationships between phenomena. In biology, new discoveries create the basis for many practical achievements in medicine, agriculture, industry and other areas of human activity.
Many believe that only biological research should be done that will help solve specific practical problems of today. Of course, the development of applied sciences is very important, but we must not forget about the importance of research in “pure” science. The knowledge gained in basic research may seem useless for a person’s daily life, but it helps to understand the laws by which the world around us is developing, and they will almost certainly find practical application sooner or later.

Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.