At the AACR meeting in San Diego, Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner received a standing ovation after giving a speech in which he questioned the current model of translational research. Brenner suggests that research should flow from bedside to bench and that research and medicine should be integrated, rather than compartmentalized. "What I'm advocating is: go the other way," says Brenner.

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