Obama picks Dr. Francis Collins to head NIH

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posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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President Obama has chosen Dr. Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health. Collins helped unravel the human genetic code. He's also known for finding common ground between a belief in God and science.


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Collins will have widespread support from fellow doctors and scientists. "Dr. Collins also has a strong grasp of the public policy implications of emerging science and recognized early on that the fear of genetic discrimination could inhibit scientific advances," American Heart Association President Dr. Clyde Yancy said in a statement.



Collins joined NIH in 1993 where he helped lead work that identified genes associated with type 2 diabetes and the genes responsible for cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, Huntington's disease and Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome.



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What a great choice for NIH. Dr. Collins is such an accomplished individual. But not only does he understand health and science, he understands admistrative and policy issues too.




posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 02:52 PM
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I am very surprised that at least this time Obama has chosen the right person for the right job.

Well is about time, at least we know that Obama is not shy to scientific advances.





 
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