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Editorial
April 3, 2002

Basic Science and Translational Research in JAMA

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Dr Fontanarosa is Executive Deputy Editor and Dr DeAngelis is Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2002;287(13):1728. doi:10.1001/jama.287.13.1728

The magnitude, scope, sophistication, and funding support for biomedical research are unprecedented and continue to increase dramatically. Discoveries in basic science, especially based on molecular biology and sequencing of the human genome, have rapidly accelerated and continue to expand. Effective translation of the new knowledge, mechanisms, and techniques generated by advances in basic science research into new approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease is essential for improving health.

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