Issue Date: August 4, 2008
Francis Collins Leaves NIH
WHEN FRANCIS S. COLLINS joined the National Institutes of Health in 1993 to lead the then National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR), he knew the field of genomics was fated for a transformation???from an academic pursuit to, perhaps, an engine of game-changing medical advances. And in the 15 years since, the successful decade-long government initiative to sequence the entire human genome, which he led, has made it possible for scientists around the . . .
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