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NIH Roadmap/Common Fund at 10 External Web Site Policy

To commemorate the NIH Common Fund 10 year anniversary, Dr. Collins co-authors an article with former NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni and NIH’s Dr. Elizabeth Wilder about why we must continue supporting innovative transdisciplinary science. Collins, F.S., Wilder, E.L., & Zerhouni, E. “NIH Roadmap/Common Fund at 10.” Sciencexpress 19 June 2014: 1-5. Read More

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Your DNA enters the digital age: Q&A with NIH director External Web Site Policy

In a Q&A with USA Today, Dr. Collins outlines what medical breakthroughs are on the horizon and how these discoveries will affect health in the future. USA Today. May 15, 2014. Read More

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NIH Takes Steps to Address Sex Differences in Preclinical Research

In a Nature Comment, Dr. Collins and Dr. Janine Clayton outline NIH steps to address sex differences in preclinical research. Nature. 509, 282-283 (2014). Published online May 14, 2014. Read More

PCORnet: turning a dream into reality External Web Site Policy

Dr. Collins and NIH colleagues write an editorial in the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association on taking PCORnet from dream to reality. J Am Med Inform Assoc. Published online May 12, 2014. Read More

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Scientists embark on unprecedented effort to connect millions of patient medical records External Web Site Policy

In a Washington Post article on PCORI, Dr. Collins talks about how this new medical information repository gives scientists the ability to look at a large patient population with great speed and little cost. The Washington Post. April 15, 2014. Read More

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Questions Remain; Some Rules Should Be Clear External Web Site Policy

Dr. Collins pens an Op-Ed in The New York Times about the regular use of genetic testing in the near future, and the need to have clear protections and prohibitions around patient privacy and the misuse of test results. The New York Times. April 14, 2014. Read More

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Alzheimer’s Therapy May Come From New Look at Old Drugs External Web Site Policy

Interviewed for Bloomberg News, Dr. Collins discusses researching new therapeutic uses for existing compounds in an effort to treat major diseases.  Bloomberg News. April 11, 2014. Read More

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Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science External Web Site Policy

In a New York Times’ article and video, Dr. Collins acknowledges the importance of philanthropy in filling budget gaps, but emphasizes the ongoing need for public funding.  The New York Times. March 15, 2014. Read More

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A Conversation With Francis Collins External Web Site Policy

Dr. Collins has a conversation with AARP Bulletin about the BRAIN Initiative, his role leading the Human Genome Project, and more. AARP Bulletin. March 10, 2014. Read More

Cancer science leans more on industry funds External Web Site Policy

In a Boston Globe article on cancer research budget gaps, Dr. Collins talks about the challenges in advancing the science with the current funding climate. Boston Globe. March 9, 2014.  Read More

The Future of Biomedical Research External Web Site Policy

In an interview with ASCO Post, Dr. Collins explains how NIH is focusing on working within its resource constraints to try to keep the engine of discovery moving forward. ASCO Post. March 1, 2014. Read More

NIH tries a new approach to speed drug development External Web Site Policy

The Washington Post Editorial Board supports the Accelerating Medicines Partnership’s goal to find new biomarkers for Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The Washington Post. February 8, 2014. Read More

An Unusual Partnership to Tackle Stubborn Diseases External Web Site Policy

In the New York Times, Dr. Collins lauds the Accelerating Medicines Partnership as a unique collaboration which will work towards expediting the identification of new drug targets for three major disease areas. New York Times. February 4, 2014. Read More

NIH plans to enhance reproducibility External Web Site Policy

In a commentary for Nature, Drs. Collins and Tabak discuss the NIH’s initiatives to improve reproducibility, particularly in preclinical research. Collins, Francis S., and Tabak, Lawrence A. “NIH plans to enhance reproducibility.” Nature 505, 612-613 (27 January 2014). Read More

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