Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. Dr. Collins is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book. You can read more blog posts by Dr. Collins at the NIH Director's Blog.


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