The US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins took the stage at TedMed — first with guitar in hand — to discuss the harzardous waters of translational medicine, reports The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog. Collins told the crowd that there is a gulf between basic and applied science, and that translational science isn't a bridge, but "more like a swimmer, a sailboat and a tugboat all attempting to cross the water.

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