NCATS Director Christopher Austin, M.D. sorts through the linguistic tangle surrounding translational science. In Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Austin clarifies the differences between translational and clinical research and explains that translational and basic research are complementary, interdependent and mutually informative.

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Image caption: NIH/NCATS, Christopher Austin, Director of NIH's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

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