Tallying it Up

It's a number that he says has been spotted in many places, but In the Pipeline's Derek Lowe wonders whether researchers really know the causes of 4,500 diseases. The figure, Lowe adds, is usually used in reference to the National Institutes of Health's translational medicine program.

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