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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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  • Mechanistic vs Direct Methods of Clinical Investigation

    While Johnathan Rees' viewpoint "Complex Disease and the New Clinical Sciences" [April 26, p 698] was intriguing and at times justified, his discussion of the usefulness of basic and translational research is partly unfair. That there is a clog in the pipeline of advances in clinical medicine is unquestionable (1), but the first successes in the "bench-to- bedside" approach have been overlooked by Rees. The well publicized...

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