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Book and Media Reviews
September 26, 2012

Achieving Justice in Genomic Translation: Re-Thinking the Pathway to Benefit

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

Author Affiliations: Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (

JAMA. 2012;308(12):1271-1272. doi:10.1001/jama.308.12.1271

In 2002, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) engaged many stakeholders to develop what has become known as the “NIH Roadmap.” The roadmap placed great emphasis on translation of research findings from bench to bedside to routine clinical practice. In 2006, the NIH launched the Clinical and Translational Science Award program,1 which would increase the efficiency and speed of clinical and translational research across the country.

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