US President Barack Obama mentioned the proposed National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences in his remarks last week during a bill-signing ceremony, and NIH has made the center part of a new initiative in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a chip to predict drug toxicity, reports ScienceInsider. There is, as ScienceInsider notes, opposition to the creation of the center from some lawmakers, and it currently lacks funding. "This is a neat trick for Collins to commit $70M in funds — likely from the Common Fund — to a project affiliated with a Center that does not exist," says blogger Writedit at Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship.
NCATS Gets Attention
Sep 19, 2011