WHAT COULD GO WRONG? A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted. Such work can now proceed, said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, but only if a scientific panel decides that the benefits justify the risks. Some scientists are eager to pursue these studies because they may […]
Dr. Francis S. Collins, known for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the Human Genome Project, is the director of the National Institutes of Health, the largest and most prestigious biomedical research institution in the world. In an interview with Tom Fox, Collins discussed his approach to leadership, a potential medical […]
EXCLUSIVE: Irish actor Colm Meaney has been cast in the role of 'Father Francis' in the Fox Searchlight film Tolkien. He joins Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins in the film that was written by David Gleeson and is being directed by Tom...Show More Summary
More than 1,200 people have now signed this "Open Letter to NIH Director Francis Collins": We are writing to request that NIH delay implementation of its policy that sweeps basic science into a clinical trials framework until adequate feedback about its impact is obtained from the affected scientific community. We wholeheartedly agree with NIH’s goals […]
(Global Alliance for Genomics and Health) Francis Collins and Harold Varmus will discuss the importance of international open science in a joint keynote address at the 5GA4GH 5th Plenary Meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA on Oct. 17, 2017. Show More Summary
(American Society of Human Genetics) The ASHG 2017 Presidential Symposium will feature speakers Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Francis Collins, Director of the NIH. This 90-minute symposium will address global health and genomics in an informal, conversational format.
Francis Collins can't seem to provide a legitimate answer to the question, "Where does animal testing stand?" So we'll help him. The post PETA Pressure Puts NIH Director in the Hot Seat appeared first on PETA.
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) applauds the Trump Administration's decision to extend Francis S. Collins', MD, Ph.D, tenure as the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
President Donald Trump has decided to appoint the director of the National Institutes of Health even though pro-life advocates called on Francis Collins to be replaced because of his support for embryonic stem cell research that involves the destruction of human life. Last month, 40 Republicans in the House of Representatives wrote president Trump urging […]
By Anne Dachel May 20, 2017, Southern Methodist University commencement speaker, Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Collins talked about the possibilities of human genome research and his directorship at the National Institutes of Health....
The director faces the Trump administration’s bid to slash his agency’s budget for fiscal 2018.
President Donald Trump says he's keeping Dr. Francis Collins as director of the National Institutes of Health. Collins is a pioneer in the field of genetics who has directed the … Click to Continue »
By Nora Volkow (Director, NIDA) and Francis Collins (Director, NIH) In 2015, 2 million people had a prescription opioid use disorder and 591,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder; prescription drug misuse alone cost the nation $78.5 billion in health care, law enforcement, and lost productivity. Show More Summary
Francis Collins, the gregarious 67-year-old who directs the National Institutes of Health, doesn't shy away from a challenge. Collins made a name for himself in the early 2000s when, as director of the Human Genome Project, he oversaw the completion of sequencing 3 billion genes. Show More Summary
Francis Collins is most definitely not pro-life, nor in the same leadership class as Trump.
On June 26, 2000, in Washington, D.C., in the East Room of the White House, "the language of God was revealed." That's the way Francis Collins describes his experience that day as he stood next to President Bill Clinton for the public announcement that the Human Genome Project had produced a first draft of the human genome. Show More Summary
When Pope Francis named two victims of clergy sexual abuse to a new Vatican commission on the protection of minors in 2014, some observers took it as a sign that the pope was getting serious about the issue. But Marie Collins says there was still som… Read The post The Vatican is ‘All Words, No Action’ on Addressing Child Sex Abuse appeared first on Towleroad.
The clash between a former member of Pope Francis’ sex abuse advisory board and the Vatican is heating up, as prominent Irish abuse survivor Marie Collins challenged a top Vatican cardinal over his claims that his office had cooperated with the commission.
A leading member of a group advising Pope Francis on how to root out sex abuse in the Catholic Church quit in frustration on Wednesday, citing "shameful" resistance within the Vatican. The sudden departure of Marie Collins, an outspoken...Show More Summary
Marie Collins quit the panel set up by Pope Francis to protect minors form sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, citing a culture of resistance at the Vatican. Seth Doane spoke to Collins and joins CBSN from Rome.