NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health's Clinical and Translational Science Awards program is "contributing significantly" to the development of advancement of new clinical and translational research in the US, but some organizational changes, refocusing, and accountability could improve the program, according to the Institute of Medicine.

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