23 May 2012
Vol 4, Issue 135

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ONLINE COVER Don't Look Down. Like tightrope walkers, clinician-investigators need stellar balance. To stay at the top of their careers, these professionals must master and tend two domains: medicine and research. As discussed in this week's Focus, the treading of such multifaceted career paths is harder than ever before. In this issue, Science Translational Medicine initiates a new Commentary series in which established biomedical scientists counsel early-career clinician-investigators and translational bioscientists on mechanisms for molding successful research careers that advance clinical medicine. This week, Henrickson and Altshuler discuss how embracing risk opens new research vistas with the potential to address crucial unanswered questions in biomedicine. [CREDIT: B. STRAUCH/SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE]