December 11, 2019 —
Dr. Collins emphasizes the potential of research aimed at using somatic cell genome editing to treat or cure life-threatening inherited disorders, such as sickle cell disease and muscular dystrophy. Southwestern Medical Perspectives. Online: December 4, 2019.
November 4, 2019 —
Bethesda magazine features a story on Dr. Collins and members of the Affordable Rock’ n ’Roll Act, a band made up of NIH physicians, scientists and researchers who perform together regularly on and off campus. Bethesda Magazine. Online: November 4, 2019.
October 31, 2019 —
In 1989, Dr. Collins was part of the research team that identified the gene that causes cystic fibrosis. He recounts the 30 year journey from that discovery to the development of a targeted, triple-combination therapy that holds promise for 90% of cystic fibrosis patients. N Engl J Med. Online: October 31, 2019.
October 24, 2019 —
Noting there’s never been a time of greater promise for improving health, NIH Director Francis Collins describes some exciting opportunities made possible by NIH-funded research. Time. Online: October 24, 2019.
October 23, 2019 —
In a discussion with reporters, Dr. Collins, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Gary Gibbons and colleagues from the Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization describe a new initiative to develop gene-based cures for sickle cell disease and HIV that will be safe, effective, durable, and accessible globally, including in low-resource settings. Science. October 23, 2019.
August 15, 2019 —
In an article reflecting on Dr. Collins’ tenure as NIH Director on his forthcoming 10 year anniversary, Science examines his approach and vision to advance the field of biomedical research to increase therapeutic breakthroughs, create more opportunities for early career investigators, and support technological innovations. Science. Online: August 15, 2019.
July 30, 2019 —
Dr. Collins and Fogarty International Center Senior Advisor Robert Eiss coauthor a Nature Correspondence on the progress made by Africa with their ownership of their biomedical research enterprise. Nature. Online: July 30, 2019
June 13, 2019 —
In a Q&A interview, Dr. Collins discusses a range of topics including NIH’s funding priorities, the All of Us Research Program, the opioid crisis, and the research efforts in his own lab. Stanford Medicine Magazine: Online: Spring 2019.
March 21, 2019 —
In a correspondence in the journal Science, NIH senior leadership respond to concerns expressed by three Chinese American biomedical professional societies that policies designed to protect biomedical intellectual property may be singling out Chinese students and scholars working in the United States.