NIH Board Approves New Translational Institute | GenomeWeb

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said that his agency took a "bold step" yesterday when a senior working group voted to create a new NIH center that will focus on advancing translational medicine and therapeutics (TMAT), and which will have major implications for the National Center for Research Resources.

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