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    Q&A in POLITICO about PMI

    December 26, 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.

  • Dr. Collins gives his perspective on germline editing in a STAT First Opinion piece.

    November 16, 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.

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    Bringing the Common Rule into the 21st Century

    October 27, 2015 — NIH Deputy Director of Science, Outreach and Policy Kathy L. Hudson, Ph.D., and NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., outline the revisions that will modernize the regulations known as the Common Rule that govern the ethical conduct of research involving humans. N Engl J Med; Online: October 28, 2015.

  • Eric Green and Francis Collins pen a commentary with James Watson commemorating 25 years of big biology

    September 29, 2015 — Eric Green, James Watson, and Francis Collins, all former directors of the National Human Genome Research Institute, write about what has happened over the past 25 years since the launch of the Human Genome Project, which changed the course of science. Nature; 526, 29-31. October 1, 2015.

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    National Institutes of Health addresses the science of diversity

    September 20, 2015 — NIH’s Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Hannah A. Valantine, M.D., and NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., identify cross-cutting diversity challenges ripe for scientific exploration and opportunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA Early Edition.

  • NIH takes next step in Obama’s Precision Medicine plan

    September 16, 2015 — Reuters outlines NIH’s framework for building the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, which will seek to enroll 1 million or more participants in the largest biomedical research study ever undertaken. Steenhuysen, Julie. Reuters.

  • Scientific American’s Worldview 100

    July 26, 2015 — Scientific American’s Worldview 100 ranks Dr. Collins among the top 10 visionaries in biotechnology for advancing the field through his leadership. Scientific American worldVIEW. 2015.

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    NIH research: Think globally

    April 8, 2015 — NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., and NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., address the importance of continuing to pursue research on a global scale amid fiscal constraints. Science; 348, 6231; 159. April 9, 2015.

  • Dr. Collins interviewed for Reuters

    March 5, 2015 — For Reuters, Dr. Collins highlights challenges and opportunities of piecing together existing data for the precision medicine program. Reuters.

  • A New Initiative on Precision Medicine

    January 29, 2015 — NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. and NCI Director Harold Varmus, M.D. explain the scientific justification for the Precision Medicine Initiative in a perspective for the New England Journal of Medicine. NEJM.