Translating translation

Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2018 Jul;17(7):455-456. doi: 10.1038/nrd.2018.27. Epub 2018 Apr 20.


The term ‘translation’ has emerged as a dominant concept in biomedical science over the last decade, but confusion around what the term means, and how it differs from translational research and translational science, is common. This article aims to help address this issue by clarifying the distinctions.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations / administration & dosage*
  • Translational Medical Research / methods*


  • Pharmaceutical Preparations