Volume 86 Issue 31 | pp. 33-35
Issue Date: August 4, 2008

Francis Collins Leaves NIH

After 15 years at the helm, genomics institute director steps down
Department: Government & Policy

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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