NIH announces new strategy for research

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:765
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a major strategy last week for enabling government funded medical research to meet modern challenges by making greater use of molecular biology and developing research teams that cross traditional boundaries.

    Announcing what has become known as the NIH Roadmap, the director of the NIH, Elias Zirhouni, said: “As the 21st century unfolds, discovery in the life sciences is accelerating at an unprecedented rate. As science grows more complex, it is also converging on a set …

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