NIH Director Francis Collins outlines his vision for advancing translational science in the July 6 journal Science Translational Medicine. The article offers an overview of the scientific goals and functions of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), the proposed NIH center intended to reengineer the process of developing drugs, diagnostics, and devices. NCATS goal is to reduce the drug development process. Collins’ commentary and podcast can be found at: http://www.nih.gov/about/director/index.htm
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