Editorial


Nature Medicine 15, 975 (2009)
doi:10.1038/nm0909-975

In the land of the monolingual


Translating a basic finding into a new therapy requires us to speak many languages—scientific, clinical, legal and financial. Yet most of us are hopelessly 'monolingual', a limitation that substantially slows translational research. Steps have been taken to address this problem, but a lot remains to be done.

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