The Art of Translation

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Science  09 Oct 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5950, pp. 205
DOI: 10.1126/science.1182658

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This week marks the launch of the new AAAS journal Science Translational Medicine. I am very pleased that we were able to recruit Elias A. Zerhouni, the distinguished former director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, to be its chief scientific adviser, and Katrina L. Kelner, until recently the Deputy Editor for Biological Sciences at Science, to be its editor. As Zerhouni writes in his editorial, the goals of this journal, and of translational medicine more broadly, are to speed the rate at which the astounding recent advances in our basic understanding of biological mechanisms are exploited for preventing and treating human disease.*