Key biotech research technologies seem to be emerging in 2016. President Obama’s expanded war against cancer will enable more technologies that will help fight cancer by earlier detection and the use of immunotherapy’s and targeted therapies driven by precision medicine. Gene editing technologies such as CRISPR-Cas-9 have the potential to enable scientists to edit and modify genes, with the hope of repairing disease causing mutations. New improvements to next-generation sequencing systems will emerge in the near-term. These and numerous other biotechnologies will make 2016 an interesting year of innovation.