July 6, 2016 —
Dr. Collins discusses the awards to build foundational partnerships and the infrastructure needed for the launch the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program later this year. Forbes. Online: July 6, 2016.
June 30, 2016 —
Dr. Collins shares that his favorite thing about America is meeting student researchers and hearing about their projects. He joins a list of 71 celebrities which includes actors, chefs, CEOs, musicians, athletes, writers and others. Time. Online: June 30, 2016.
May 17, 2016 —
Dr. Collins and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez discuss the new overtime rules as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act that affects postdoctoral researchers. Huffington Post. Online: May 17, 2016.
March 23, 2016 —
Dr. Collins co-authors a letter in Science confirming NIH’s continued support of basic research. The letter explains that the pursuit of fundamental knowledge is essential for the achievement of medical advances, and in turn, a healthier future. Collins, Francis S., et al. Science. Online: March 23, 2016.
December 27, 2015 —
In a Q&A for POLITICO, Dr. Collins, Deputy Director for Science, Outreach and Policy Dr. Kathy Hudson and NCBI’s Dr. Jim Ostell discuss PMI's promise in helping us understand how to deliver personalized care, and its obstacles which include large scale engagement, EHR synchronization, and the security of participant information. Allen, Arthur. POLITICO. Online: December 27, 2015.
November 17, 2015 —
STAT News asks Dr. Collins and other experts their thoughts on germline editing. Dr. Collins warns that the ethical concerns around germline editing outweigh the minimal alleviation for human suffering this type of science could actually potentially provide. Skerrett, Patrick. STAT. Online: November 17, 2015.