The Obama administration has nominated geneticist Francis Collins to take the helm of the National Institutes of Health.
Francis Collins
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Collins, who led the US government's push to sequence the human genome as head of the National Human Genome Research Institute in the 1990s, previously linkurl:told; __The Scientist__ that he believes science should play a prominent role in policy making. "I would hope that there would be a strong and suggestive voice for science in the room, at the table," Collins said last May.
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