From yesterday's New York Times Magazine, here's an excellent intro by Carl Zimmer to the Junk DNA Wars. In January, Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, made a comment that revealed just how far the consensus has moved. Show More Summary
theist author and activist Sam Harris has taken aim at the head of the National Institutes of Health, arguing that he's an example of an intelligent person pushing religion.
Neuroscientist Sam Harris had some harsh words for one of the nation’s top scientists during a recent podcast. The outspoken atheist said that Francis Collins, the current head of the National Institute of Health and the former director of the international Human Genome Project, was an...
By Katie Wright In what universe do you blow over a billion dollars on an unworkable, irresponsible project yet be able to keep your job and receive praise, by your boss Dr. Francis Collins, for such work? At the NIH,...
Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, recently made people angry when he linked budget cuts to the slow progress on an Ebola vaccine. Without the decade-long erosion of the NIH budget, he told Sam SteinShow More Summary
Hello, my name is Dr. Francis Collins, and I am the director of the National Institutes of Health. Thank you for joining us for this live-blogging session. I am here to answer all your questions about Ebola or any other health issue....Show More Summary
LISTEN: A conversation with Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health This week our podcast is with Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He previously led the Human Genome Project, and he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007. Show More Summary
A story published on the NY Times' front page directly undercuts comments made by NIH Director Francis Collins two weeks ago, but the story never mentions Collins or his misleading statement. The NY Times story, which appears on AI today,...Show More Summary
NIH Director Francis Collins has been saying that if only the agency's budget hadn't been cut, that we would already have an Ebola vaccine. He tried this line out during recent Congressional testimony, and apparently liked it enough that he expanded on it in an article for the Huffington Post. Show More Summary
On Friday, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins told the Huffington Post that we should have been better prepared to handle Ebola. “Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably...Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) On Friday, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, complained that budget cuts had interfered with his agency’s ability to develop an anti-Ebola vaccine: Frankly, if we had not gone through...Show More Summary
As concern over the spread of Ebola increases, there's another worry: who is going to pay for it? Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institute of Health, recently slammed the lack of funding while another healthcare professional suggested that the best way to fight the virus - and other infectious diseases - is with a tax.
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. If so, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins must really admire Barack "The Buck Stops There" Obama, whose legendary ability to blame everyone but himself for his administration's incompetence...Show More Summary
An Ebola cure could have been realized if the National Institutes of Health was allotted a larger portion of taxpayer dollars, NIH Director Francis Collins said during a recent interview with the Huffington Post. Collins also said the...Show More Summary
America's response to the deadly Ebola virus took a political turn on the weekend when progressive policy organization, The Agenda Project Action Fund and director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins blamed the current outbreak of the virus on budget cuts supported by Republicans.
As we all know, the federal budget is bloated and wasteful. It needs to be cut across the board. Right? Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, said that a decade of stagnant spending has "slowed down" research on all items, including vaccinations for infectious diseases. Show More Summary
Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Here are the results of austerity, and of a Republican party hell-bent on proving government can't work by starving it. From Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institute of Health: "NIH has been working on Ebola vaccines since 2001. Show More Summary
Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institute of Health, told Huffington Post's Sam Stein that an ebola vaccine might already exist were it not for a decade-long slowdown in medical research funding.
A top U.S. health official says we’d have an Ebola vaccine by now if there had not been so much budget cutting. Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, said that a decade of stagnant spending has “slowed down” research on all items, including vaccinations for infectious diseases. As a result, [...]
Francis Collins said researchers could be “a year or two ahead of where we are”