Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project. He currently serves as Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a position to which he was appointed by President Barack Obama. In this role, Dr. Collins oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. To learn more about Dr. Collins, visit his biography page at the NIH website.
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