Special Viewpoints

Complex Disease and the New Clinical Sciences

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Science  26 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5568, pp. 698-700
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5568.698

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Medical research today is dominated by a genocentric point of view. At the same time, clinical discovery and patient-oriented research have become less common. Here, I suggest that these developments are interdependent, each representing the flip side of an inaccurate view of how clinical advance occurs.

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