Francis Collins

DNA Day, Discuss Among Yourselves

April 25, 2016
It’s DNA Day, a day to reflect on just how far we’ve come in genetic science – from the discovery of the double helix structure in 1953 to decoding the...
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Something We Can Agree On

February 28, 2016
There’s a lot to like about the Precision Medicine Initiative launched last year, but we were particularly heartened to hear President Obama recently make clear that enlisting patients as partners...
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Genetics: Looking Back and Looking Forward

April 05, 2010
The tenth anniversary of the completion of the first draft of the human genome is approaching, apparently putting a lot of scientists in the mood for reflection on the past...
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NIH to Create Public Database of Genetic Tests

March 18, 2010
Today the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its plans to create a public database in which genetic test providers will voluntarily deposit information about their services that can then...
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Medco to Include Genetics in Comparison of Anti-Clotting Drug Effectiveness

October 28, 2009
Medco Health Solutions, Inc., announced this week that it will conduct a clinical trial to assess whether clopidogrel bisulfate (Plavix ®, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-aventis) is just as effective as...
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328 Genomewide Association Studies and Counting … What Now?

April 16, 2009
In 2005 two well-known human geneticists, Francis Collins and Thomas Gelehrter, made a bet: Collins wagered that by the 2008 American Society for Human Genetics meeting, genomewide association studies would...
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