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NIH Director talks about the prospects for research in biomedicine

Date Published: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

“I see a lot of students in the audience, and if you came here to find out if there’s any future in medical research, my response is a resounding yes.”

With this sentence, Francis S. Collins, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), began his lecture, “Genomics, Advanced Technology, and the Future of Medicine," presented at FAPESP headquarters on May 22, 2014.  

With a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in physical chemistry from Yale University, Collins became known between 1990 and 2003 for leading the Human Genome Project, the international effort that aimed to map all the nucleotides that make up the human genome. Read More